Somaliland: A Trump Presidency will Bar Migrants of Somali Origin

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The Somali community in Maine was quick in  response to Trump comments

Distribution of the over 80000 Somali Americans

Somaliland sun – Although he has toned down his anti-Muslim rhetoric Somalis shall find it difficult to enter the United States in a Donald Trump administration.

“We’re letting people come in from terrorist nations that shouldn’t be allowed because you can’t vet them,” Trump said at a rally in Portland, Maine, on Thursday afternoon, adding
“There’s no way of vetting them. You have no idea who they are. This could be the great Trojan horse of all time.”
Current estimates of the number of Somali immigrants living in the United States vary widely, ranging from 35,760 to 150,000 persons. 2010 American Community Survey data indicates that there are approximately 85,700 people with Somali ancestry in the US.

The earliest ethnic Somali immigrants to the United States were sailors who arrived in the 1920s, mainly from northern Somalia.

A Somali native owned business in Colombus OhioReading from notes, Trump listed nearly a dozen examples of immigrants, refugees or students who came to the United States legally — often applying for and receiving citizenship — and then plotted to kill Americans, sometimes successfully doing so. The countries that he referenced in these examples: Somalia, Morocco, Uzbekistan (he asked the crowd where it was located), Syria, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Iraq, Pakistan and Yemen (which he pronounced “yay-men”). Trump’s staff has yet to confirm if there are countries from which the nominee wants to limit immigration. Read More

In the meantime PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Dozens of people gathered on the steps of Portland City Hall Friday afternoon to condemn Donald Trump’s comments during his rally Thursday that juxtaposed refugees with terrorists.

Many of Maine’s Somali community attended the demonstration, organized by Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling.

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