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MILWAUKEE -- Hundreds protest President Donald Trump's order to keep people from entering the United States from several Middle Eastern countries on Saturday, January 28th. President Trump says the order will enhance national security. Critics say it's discrimination and will ultimately hurt U.S. foreign relations.Federal Building

The group of protesters were outside the Federal Building in downtown Milwaukee.

"We believe this is blatant discrimination and we believe it's against the U.S. national interests," said Soroush Aslani, rally organizer.

The order signed Friday evening, stops people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen, from entering the United States for 90 days.rally4

"We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas," said President Trump.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

While the president argues the ban will help protect the U.S. from terrorism, rally organizers say it will also hurt law-abiding citizens from those countries who currently live here legally under green cards or temporary student and work visas.

"If you are kicking academics out, questioning your students, they cannot go back to visit their families, they will go someplace else," said Aslani.

Soroush Aslani

Soroush Aslani

The ban comes on the heels of another executive order signed earlier this week that threatens to take away any federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities or communities that don't turn over undocumented immigrants to federal agents for deportation.

"It's implausible, it's impractical, it can't work," said Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn.

At an event for Voces De La Frontera, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn says his officers aren't even trained to enforce immigration law -- adding that the president's order goes against his department's core mission.rally3

"Which is to protect and serve the residents of our community and you can't do that if you're terrifying them and trying to round them up," said Chief Flynn.

Ed Flynn

Ed Flynn

Friday's executive order also suspends entry of all refugees to the U.S. for 120 days and bars Syrian refugees indefinitely.

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18 comments

  • deleted again

    “Which is to protect and serve the residents of our community and you can’t do that if you’re terrifying them and trying to round them up,” said Chief Flynn.
    I would like to be protected and served too. Serve and protect American citizens first so they don’t have to worry about terrorist threats.

    • Bill G

      EXACTLY! Dems are full of best of INTENTIONS. but lack RESULTS!
      Also, did the fox6 reporter/photog frame the interview with Flynn having the anti-Clark poster in the back?
      If you thought Obama needed more power to do what’s right, just remember: what goes around comes around

  • Charles

    Awwwww, they mad……
    GO TRUMP!!
    This is only the beginning to Making America Great Again……
    Play time is over for you illegal fckz and your families. You had your chance to vote and LOST!
    Trump represents an America that will no longer tolerate the BS going on here…. Either get used to it or PACK YOUR BAGS AND GET THE F OUT! I’m tired of the long lines at Menards and Home Depot……lmao
    TRUMP 2017 AND ON!!!!

  • GHOST OF CHIEF BRIER

    Flynn…..your opinion is beginning to mean NOTHING. You brag about remaining a Sanctuary City. Your City is a Sanctuary….FOR CRIMINALS. Look at the last few years. The Murder rate is unbelievable and you stand there with that ignorant look on your face and ridiculous comments while Citizens are killed. Sad Sad excuse for a law Enforcement Officer.

  • phacepalm

    The silent majority is getting pissed off & louder with each day. CHANGE is on the way liberals! Look out!!!! You won’t know what hit ya!

    • lovin2017sofar

      Christine it would appear that they are not getting that. The funny thing is, these same people vet teachers, potential employees, baby sitters, future neighbors, people that they may date, people their kids may date: ie: anything that effects them personally. But they are willing to let anybody into the country. Boston Marathon, the California Holiday party shooting, it just takes 1 or 2 bad apples to wipe out good apples. You can bet that if these protesters lost a loved one they would sue the President, HS, INS, ICE and all the other alphabets for NOT vetting and protecting. Very PC to just let it ride and what happens happens. After all, nothing bad can happen to them lol.

  • lovin2017sofar

    It was a ? asking if there were like 18 comments a simple yes or no would suffice not a moderation getting ready to delete. many sides to a story all sides should be heard. How about you interview the people who were injured in the Boston Marathon and see if they think vetting is a good idea. Perhaps the victims of the California Holiday part shooting and see if they think the couple who were the shooters should have been vetted a little bit.

  • US Law

    Here is number eight US Code 1182, inadmissible aliens. This law was written in 1952. It was passed by a Democrat-controlled Congress, House and Senate, and signed by a Democrat president.

    “Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by president. Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, the president may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the
    entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

    • lovin2017sofar

      US LAW thank you. That is good fact finding. Nice to see it came from the other side of the isle too, all those years ago. You’d think that would be the story lead in-citing the actual law.

  • polymorph

    Trump is taking care of training for the cops to arrest illegals, so guess what flynn you need to work harder.

  • Wang Fu

    Why isn’t Saudi Arabia on the list?
    Most of the terrorists crashing into the World Trade Center were from Saudi Arabia.
    Osama Bin Laden was Saudi Arabian.

  • FAUX6 PANDERS TO LIBERALS

    Did any of you brain-dead libturds concern yourself or ask about immigration back in 2011 when your pal NoBama banned refuges from Iraq for 6 months? Oh, didn’t fit with your liberal agendas back then did it?

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