Former US President Barack Obama supported the people who organize rallies to protest against the made his successor Donald trump decree immigrants. This is stated in a statement posted on Twitter representative of the Obama Kevin Lewis. It is noted that this is the first Obama’s statement since his resignation as head of state.
As stressed by the departed President of the United States, citizens exercise guaranteed to them by law. «Citizens using their constitutional right to assemble, to organize and to Express to their elected officials their point of view, is exactly what we expect to see when American values are under threat,» — said in a statement Obama.
The statement also says that Obama was «encouraged participation» throughout the country. The former President stressed that he «fundamentally disagree with the concept of discrimination against individuals because of their faith or religion.»
The newly elected President of the United States Donald trump last week signed several decrees toughening immigration policies. He, in particular, instructed the state Department and Department of homeland security 120 days to suspend the placement of refugees in the United States.
The decision trump was met by an uproar inside the States and in the world community. Worldwide, a wave of protests against the new immigration policies of Washington. Criticism of trump, in particular, was made by the Ford Motor CEO mark fields, SpaceX founder Elon Musk, Apple CEO Tim cook and the head of Google , Sundar Pichai.
In addition, the Prosecutor of the state of Washington (USA) Bob Ferguson announced the filing of a lawsuit in the Federal district court of the United States due to changes in migration policy — the Respondent in this case is Donald trump.
«No one is above the law, even the President», — stated in the statement of the Prosecutor.
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