LDS Church Statement on New Trump Ban for Refugees

President Donald Trump has banned all refugees from entering the United States for four months, and indefinitely stopped any from Syria, saying the ban is needed to keep out “radical Islamic terrorists.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued this statement after President Trump banned all refugees. “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is concerned about the temporal and spiritual welfare of all of God’s children across the earth, with special concern for those who are fleeing physical violence, war, and religious persecution. The Church urges all people and governments to cooperate fully in seeking the best solutions to meet human needs and relieve suffering.”

President Barack Obama changed the United States acceptance of refugees from 110,000 down to 50,000. Trump said the halt to refugees is necessary to allow new screening systems to get in place. The program is set to review the refugee applications and ramp up the approval process that could prevent those who pose a threat from using the refugee program.
Trump said, “we want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas,” Trump said as he signed the order at the Pentagon. “We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people.”

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