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Scottish Leader to Refugees: ‘Welcome to Scotland’

Nicola Sturgeon tweeted out that Scotland will accept immigrants turned away by President Trump’s immigration ban.

The Hill reports:

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Saturday responded to President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and halting immigration from several countries by retweeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

“Welcome to Scotland too,” Sturgeon tweeted alongside Trudeau’s tweet which welcomed refugees to the country.

Trump on Friday signed an executive order that he said would provide a thorough vetting of refugees to ensure that “radical Islamic terrorists” cannot get into the United States.

Trump’s order indefinitely blocks refugees from war-torn Syria from entering the U.S. and suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days while the administration determines which countries pose the least risk.

Admission will resume only after vetting has been deemed “adequate” by the secretary of State, the secretary of Homeland Security and Director of National Intelligence.

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