Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is certain that the new immigration policy of U.S.
President Donald Trump prohibiting the entry of immigrants from seven Islamic
countries will not affect Indonesia. Even so, the President asserted that justice
and equality must be fought for.
not affected by the policy. In principle, I believe our constitution states
clearly that equality must be fought for,” said the President, answering
questions from journalists after launching the Export Purposed Import Facility for
Small and Medium Enterprises (KITE IKM), at the Tumang Copper handicrafts
Centre, Cepogo Subdistrict, Boyolali District, on Monday (30/1).
President Donald Trump on Friday (27/1) signed an executive order which
prohibits entry of immigrants to the United States of America from seven
countries are Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia. The order
will stand for 90 days until the American immigration system is fixed.
U.S., the policy led to a number of demonstrations protesting the
Indonesian Embassy in Washington D.C. has urged all Indonesian citizens in the
country to keep calm and be vigilant in their areas.
Indonesian citizens are also urged to respect the law and maintain public order
in their respective areas,” this was part of the Embassy’s announcement to
Indonesian citizens living in the U.S. released on Saturday (28/1) local time.
to the Indonesian Embassy in Washington D.C., all Indonesian embassies and
consulates will proactively provide services and reach all Indonesian citizens
living in the U.S.
Government through its representatives in the United States will continue to
monitor developments and anticipate the possible impact on Indonesian citizens,”
stated the Embassy in Washington D.C. (UN/ES/Infomed/PAN)