Chaldean Bishop: Trump Has No Reason to Apologize for Immigration Policy

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by Max Douglas •
“Coming to America is not a right but a privilege”
SAN DIEGO ( – A California Chaldean Bishop is speaking in favor of President Donald Trump’s temporary immigration ban from seven Muslim-majority countries.

On February 17, Bp. Bawai Soro told reporters, “Mr. Trump has no one to apologize to for his immigration doctrine for the simple reason that coming to America is not a right but a privilege.”

A poll by Politico released in early February reveals President Trump’s executive order — temporarily banning immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya — is, so far, the public’s most favored.

The comments come as John Kelly, Homeland Security secretary, said over the weekend that the White House was working on a “tighter, more streamlined version of the first executive order.”

The first executive order was struck down by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The notoriously liberal court wrote in its opinion that the executive order “runs contrary to the fundamental structure of our constitutional democracy.”

Bishop Soro commented, “This executive order is applied to refugees coming from those seven countries, whether Muslim, Christian or Jew. This is not a Muslim ban, especially because 90 percent of the world’s Muslims are not included.”