Trump: If elected, I'll ban immigration from areas with terrorism ties
Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that if he is elected president, he would ban immigration from areas of the world with a history of terrorism ties.
Trump made his comments in a
Monday afternoon speech in New Hampshire in the wake of a early Sunday
massacre in which a man armed with an assault rifle and pledging loyalty
to the Islamic State group attacked a gay nightclub in Orlando,
Florida. At least 50 people died, including the gunman.
"The immigration laws of the
United States give the president powers to suspend entry into the
country of any class of persons. ... I would use this power to protect
the American people. When I'm elected, I will suspend immigration from
areas of the world 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" Trump said, adding that "we have no choice."