Trump vows to halt immigration from terror-linked states
Republican nominee for US president says citizens of countries ‘compromised by terrorism’ not welcome in America
Republican nominee for US president Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to suspend immigration from countries “compromised by terrorism” and said their citizens were not welcome in America.
“We must immediately suspend immigration from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism until such time as proven vetting mechanisms have been put in place,” he said.“We don’t want them in our country,” he said to huge cheers and applause from delegates at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Trump also repeated his pledge to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico in a bid to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking. “We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities,” he said in accepting the party’s nomination.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton fired off an icy rebuke Thursday to her rival Donald Trump after he savaged her record upon accepting the Republican nomination for president, telling him: “We are better than this.”
Clinton’s one-line tweet came midway through a sweeping acceptance speech in which Trump attacked the Democratic former secretary of state for a legacy of “death, destruction, terrorism and weakness.”