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Merkel, May Blast Trump’s Refugee Ban

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday blasted the executive order signed by President Donald Trump which places a temporary ban on refugees and has prevented citizens of seven Middle Eastern and African nations from entering the U.S. “The chancellor regrets the U.S. government’s entry ban against refugees and citizens of certain countries,” Merkel’s spokesman said. “She is convinced that the necessary, decisive battle against terrorism does not justify a general suspicion against people of a certain origin or a certain religion.” May’s spokesman said her government would be raising concerns with the U.S. if any U.K. citizens were affected by the ban. The executive order caused chaos and protests at airports nationwide as foreign nationals—many of whom are legal permanent residents of the U.S.—were detained.