Canada’s Prime Minister, Mr. Justin Trudeau underscored his government’s commitment to bringing in “those fleeing persecution, terror & war”. The US Department of Homeland Security said the entry ban would also apply to dual nationals of the seven countries.However, Mr Trudeau’s office says Canadian dual nationals are exempt.
Mr. Trudeau made the following statement:
The US’s entire refugee admissions program has also been suspended for 120 days. Those fleeing Syria as refugees are banned until further notice.
The Canadian government is also in contact with the US administration “to get more clarity” on how the executive orders will affect Canadians citizens traveling to the US, said federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau.
Canada plans to allow 300,000 immigrants into the country in 2017, mostly through economic immigration, though that figure includes 40,000 refugees.