Trump: You’re fired!

  Trump: You’re fired!
FILE - In this June 28, 2016, file photo, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates speaks at the Justice Department in Washington. On Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she ordered Justice Department lawyers to stop defending refugee ban. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

THE whole world needs to sit up and take notice of Donald Trump’s immigration ban and its impact on the most vulnerable people on the planet.

That’s according to Immigration Minister and Cork East TD David Stanton who said common sense must prevail in the United States.

He was speaking as Donald Trump last night fired acting US Attorney General Sally Yates after she ordered Justice Department lawyers to stop defending the president's refugee ban.

Ms Yates had angered the Trump administration when she directed Justice Department lawyers not to defend Mr Trump's ban, saying she was not convinced that the order was lawful.

Mr Trump said Ms Yates "has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States".

As Ireland is aiming to increase the number of refugees it takes in this year, Mr Trump issued a sweeping order that would ban all immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days, suspend the US refugee programme for 120 days, and suspend refugees from Syria indefinitely.

Deputy Stanton said: "I hope that sense will prevail. You are talking about the most vulnerable people in the world. The whole world needs to sit up and take notice of this.” 

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