Mayor John Tory releases statement welcoming refugees and immigration to Toronto

Jan 28 2017, 11:11 pm

Toronto Mayor John Tory has released a statement in response to President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees from seven countries from entering the U.S.

On Friday, Trump’s government announced the ban on Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to Trump’s action in a tweet that has been retweeted almost 140,000 times.

Echoing Trudeau’s response, Tory has released a statement welcoming refugees and immigration to Toronto.

Tory said he has reached out to Citizenship and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen to offer support and any help the city can provide in light of recent events.

“Toronto will continue to welcome refugees and new Canadians,” said Tory.

Read his full statement below.

In October 2015, the City of Toronto approved a Refugee Resettlement Program and the City of Toronto Newcomer Office has been coordinating and implementing the program since.

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