Trump to ban entry of Afghans, Pakistanis into US
KABUL (Pajhwok): The main Republican presidential candidate has said he, if voted into the White House, will ban the entry of Muslims from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria into the United States of America.
Trump said he would provisionally prohibit the entry of Muslims from countries "where there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe, or our allies until we fully understand how to end these threats."
According to Radio Free Europe, monitored here, he made the remarks in a speech on national security on Monday, a day after 49 people were killed by an Afghan-origin American at a Florida gay nightclub.
The immigration restrictions would stay in place until "we are in a position to properly screen these people coming into our country”, Trump was quoted as saying. “They're pouring in, and we don't know what we're doing."
He said the parents of the Florida gunman Omar Mateen were born in Afghanistan while the parents of last year's San Bernardino shooter were from Pakistan -- countries he would subject to the proposed immigration ban.
"Immigration from Afghanistan into the United States has increased nearly five-fold in just one year. According to Pew Research, 99 percent of people in Afghanistan support oppressive Sharia law," he said.
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