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OBAMA DENOUNCES IMMIGRATION BAN, "HEARTENED" BY PEACEFUL PROTESTS

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Former President Barack Obama has publically denounced Trump's immigration ban.

In a press release, Kevin Louis, Obama's spokesman wrote Obama "fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion."

"President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country."Citizens exercising their constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake."

The statement is a departure for Obama but not wholly unexpected. Obama has said he would follow the pattern of most of his predecessors and refrain from criticizing his successor – unless he "saw systematic discrimination being ratified in some fashion" or unless "our core values may be at stake."

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http://www.usnews.com/news/ken-walshs-washington/articles/2017-01-31/obama-speaks-out-against-trump-travel-ban?int=popular-articles-news


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