Saturday 23rd September, 2017
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Ujiri slams Trump's new immigration policy

Ujiri slams Trump's new immigration policy

Nigerian-born Toronto Raptors president, Masai Ujiri, says he is shocked by President Donald Trump's decision to halt admission of emigrants and refugees into United States.

The United States President had on January 27 signed an executive order banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries and all refugees from entering the country.

Ujiri, a beneficiary of the previously relaxed United States immigration policy, having immigrated to America at an early age, in his reaction to the new policy, described it as ridiculous.

"I think it's just ridiculous," the former Bismarck State College and Montana State University-Billings player said.

"I just don't get it. This is mind-boggling. I'm a prime example of what opportunity is in this world," added the 46 years old Kaduna State indigene.

Ujiri, who is also one of the directors of the NBA's Basketball without Borders Africa programme, vowed to continue with the global NBA youth outreach efforts.

"We had plans to do a basketball camp in South Sudan. We have kids that come from all over the world. So what does that mean? That we're lying to these kids when we say we're giving them hope or teaching them or going to help them grow or give them opportunity? We're outright lying to them now," he said furiously.