>> A global backlash against Donald Trump's immigration crackdown gathering pace. Traditional allies speaking out against the US president's actions.>>
> Welcoming refugees who flee war and oppression is part of our duty. We must ensure it happens in a fair, correct way and also in solidarity. Ensuring the way we do it that's why European dialogue and European solidarity must continue to play a role and clearly play a role.
That each nation must play its part so that societies are not unsettled, but that they fulfill their commitments, but they are faithful to our values.>> In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said the global fight against terrorism was no excuse for the measures, and does not justify putting people of a specific background or faith under general suspicion.
>> A petition calling for the United Kingdom to cancel the president's trip this year has been signed by more than a quarter of a million people. The leader of the opposition, and London's mayor, among those opposed to Trump visiting. British Prime Minister Theresa May, fresh from a trip to the White House, said US policy was its own business, but at least said she doesn't agree with the clampdown.
In Iraq, a family of four said their dreams of emigrating to the United States were dashed.>> I don't understand how he signed such an order. And for me, personally, I have prepared for this journey, for this immigration, for two years. I sold my house, I sold my properties.
The most annoying thing that I feel guilty, my kids left school. So one whole year will be, I don't know what to say.>> Officials in Yemen, Sudan, and Indonesia have also voiced their concern, while Tehran has vowed to respond in kind to the ban. The order puts a four month hold on allowing refugees into the country, and a 90 day halt on travel to the US by citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.
Trump's saying the order is necessary to protect the United States.