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Block Donald J Trump from UK entry

Submitted by Suzanne Kelly on Saturday 28th November 2015

Published on Tuesday 8th December 2015

Current status: Closed

Closed: Wednesday 8th June 2016

Signatures: 586,930

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Individuals ~ UK ~ United Kingdom

Petition Action

Block Donald J Trump from UK entry

Petition Details

The signatories believe Donald J Trump should be banned from UK entry.

Additional Information

The UK has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech. The same principles should apply to everyone who wishes to enter the UK.

If the United Kingdom is to continue applying the 'unacceptable behaviour' criteria to those who wish to enter its borders, it must be fairly applied to the rich as well as poor, and the weak as well as powerful.

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Government Response

The Government responded to this petition on Tuesday 29th December 2015

The Government has a policy of not routinely commenting on individual immigration or exclusion cases.

For good reasons the Government does not routinely comment on individual immigration and exclusion decisions.

The Home Secretary may exclude a non-European Economic Area national from the UK if she considers their presence in the UK to be non-conducive to the public good.

The Home Secretary has said that coming to the UK is a privilege and not a right and she will continue to use the powers available to prevent from entering the UK those who seek to harm our society and who do not share our basic values.

Exclusion powers are very serious and are not used lightly. The Home Secretary will use these powers when justified and based on all available evidence.

The Prime Minister has made clear that he completely disagrees with Donald Trump’s remarks. The Home Secretary has said that Donald Trump’s remarks in relation to Muslims are divisive, unhelpful and wrong.

The Government recognises the strength of feeling against the remarks and will continue to speak out against comments which have the potential to divide our communities, regardless of who makes them. We reject any attempts to create division and marginalisation amongst those we endeavour to protect.

Home Office

Parliamentary Debate

This petition was debated in Parliament on Monday 18th January 2016

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