U.S. President Trump’s ban to bar passport holders from the seven Muslim-majority countries is tearing at the heart of one of the biggest voices of the Syrian refugee crisis.
Speaking to Global News, Tima Kurdi says more than ever, she is proud to be a Canadian citizen, saying Canada has opened their hearts to refugees over the years.
But she adds what she has seen over the last two days happening in the U.S. has been hard to watch.
“The people who are in the U.S. and they’ve been there for years and years… They’ve been travelling, and now they’re not being let in? I can’t even want to imagine that, I can’t. I can’t.”
Kurdi says the U.S. needs to understand the plight of refugees, 23 people who are trying to flee from bombings by ISIS.
“We cannot just close the border on them right now. This policy shouldn’t be. Those refugees, they have the right to be protected.”
Kurdi says she wants to be shown an example of any refugees or Muslims who would be considered “terrorists.”