Global refugee protection under threat if world leaders emulate Trump travel ban

World leaders must repudiate US President Trump’s blatantly discriminatory travel ban and step up efforts to resettle the most vulnerable refugees fleeing war and persecution globally, said Amnesty International today.

Not only are these measures devastating for the thousands of women, men and children directly affected, but they could spell disaster for the international protection system as a whole.

Audrey Gaughran, Director of Global Issues at Amnesty International

“The chaos and global condemnation unleashed by President Trump’s travel ban should be a warning to any government tempted to follow suit. Amnesty International continues to condemn in the strongest possible terms President Trump’s indefinite ban on Syrian refugees and his blanket ban on the arrival of people from six other predominantly Muslim countries,” said Audrey Gaughran, Director of Global Issues at Amnesty International.

“Not only are these measures devastating for the thousands of women, men and children directly affected, but they could spell disaster for the international protection system as a whole.”

More of Amnesty International’s response to President Trump’s executive orders

USA: We Will Fight Trump’s Effort to Close US Borders
USA: Trump’s policy decisions blocking refugees puts hateful rhetoric into action
The US War on Muslim Refugees