Jan 30, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Obama on refugee ban: American values are at stake

Win McNamee / AP

Obama's office refuted on Monday President Trump's claim that the immigration ban was inspired by a 2011 ban on Iraqis. Obama's spokesman said, "The President fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion." Obama also supports the protests, per the statement:

"Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble... is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake."— Kevin Lewis, Obama spokesman
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