BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh released a statement Monday saying the refugee executive order signed by President Donald Trump “does not reflect the principles and core values of the America that I know.”

Trump’s recent executive order suspended the nation’s refugee program for four months. He also instituted a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.

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The recent executive orders have been met with mixed reaction, with thousands protesting at airports around the country.

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Read Pugh’s full release below:

“The Executive Order banning refugees from entering the United States does not reflect the principles and core values of the America that I know.  I want to reassure our residents, especially our immigrant community, that Baltimore is and will remain a welcoming city where all people are treated with dignity and respect.”

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