US refugee ban: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau welcomes refugees

"To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada," Trudeau posted on Twitter.

US refugee ban: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau welcomes refugees

While taking a stand against the temporary US ban on refugees and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has welcomed immigrants in a sunny Twitter message.


"To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada," Trudeau posted on Twitter on Saturday.





The message from Trudeau came a day after Trump signed an executive order to suspend the arrival of refugees for at least 120 days and impose tough new controls on travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen for the next three months.

The New York Times reported that travellers from those countries have been stopped from boarding US-bound planes which triggered angry protests and detentions at airports. Some who were already in the air when Trump signed the executive order were detained on arrival, NYT reported.