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Pence urges US diplomats to promote legal immigration

18 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Pence urges US diplomats to

promote legal

immigration

WASHINGTON: Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday urged US diplomats to emphasize that the United States still welcomes legal immigrants, amid unrelenting pressure from President Donald Trump to seal off Mexico with a wall, reports AFP.

“I urge you to assure our allies this administration will continue to stand for legal immigration, even while we address the humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border,” Pence told 180 US ambassadors and chiefs of mission abroad who were back at the State Department for an annual meeting.

“The United States supports legal immigration. In fact, we celebrate it. And America has a proud record of support for refugees,” he said.


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