La Paz.— On January 30, Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned racist and fascist attitudes worldwide, in reference to the wall that U.S. President Donald Trump plans to build on the border with Mexico, reported PL.
"To the north they build walls for Latinos, interventions and military bases continue across the world. How unjust is life as a result of racism and fascism!" Morales tweeted.
Last week, Trump signed two executive orders on immigration: one related to border security, which included an order to allocate funds to build a wall; and another against so-called "sanctuary cities."
With the latter, the U.S. President will withdraw federal funding to cities where certain government representatives are refusing to hand over illegal immigrants, who will likely be deported.
Following the announcement, President Morales called on the Mexican people to look to the South and consolidate Latin American unity, based on their shared cultural ties.
TRUMP'S ANTI-IMMIGRANT ORDER REJECTED
On January 30, Democrat attorneys general from 15 states and Washington D.C. unanimously condemned the executive order issued by President Donald Trump prohibiting refugees from entering the United States for four months.
Criticized within the U.S. and beyond, the Republican leader also issued a 90-day visa ban on citizens from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.
According to the attorneys general from New York, California, Pennsylvania, Washington, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Virginia, Oregon, Connecticut, Vermont, Illinois, New Mexico, Iowa, Maryland and Maine, Trumps decision is anti-U.S. and illegal.
We will work together to ensure that the federal government abides by the Constitution, respects our history as a country of immigrants, and does not illegally attack anyone on the basis of their nationality or faith, they expressed in a statement.
In their opinion, religious freedom has, and always will be, a fundamental principle of the United Sates, and something no President will be able to change.
They also promised to do everything in their power to fight against this order, and preserve national security and the country's fundamental values.
Meanwhile, the same day, Trump took to his personal Twitter account where he reported that "Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning," since the measure came into effect.
He added that problems at airports were caused by a "Delta computer outage," which led to the some 250 flights being delayed or cancelled.
"There is nothing nice about searching for terrorists before they can enter our country. This was a big part of my campaign. Study the world!," he stated.
CANADA AND EUROPE REJECT U.S. ANTI-IMMIGRATION MEASURES
Condemnation of the White House's decision extended beyond the country's borders to its main international allies. On his official Twitter account, Canadian Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau wrote: "To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada."
Meanwhile, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini, stated that the bloc will continue to celebrate the dismantling of walls and support people fleeing from war, no matter what their faith or nationality, according to AFP.
Furthermore, on January 29, Iranian authorities approached the Swiss Ambassador, representing U.S. interests in the Islamic Republic, to present him with a letter of protest over the ban on Iranian citizens from entering the U.S.
Tehran also responded by prohibiting U.S. citizens from entering the country. Meanwhile the Iraqi Parliament's Foreign Affairs Commission condemned the decision, describing it as "unjust" and called on its government to apply reciprocal measures.