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The Iraqi born Stratford Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi says he is in favour of President Trump being given a state visit to Britain.
It comes despite the controversy over the President's travel ban on seven nations which the MP feared would mean that having been born in Baghdad he could not travel to see his two sons who are studying in the US.
But recent clarification from the Foreign office confirms the ban does not apply to British citizens. The MP says he has no objection to a State visit from the President.
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An Iraqi-born Conservative MP who was initially blocked from entering the US under new travel rules has said Donald Trump's immigration ban "feeds the ideology" of extremism.
Nadhim Zahawi told ITV's Good Morning Britain that while he supported a tightening of US immigration rules last year, a total ban was "discriminatory", "wrong" and "counter-productive".
The Stratford-on-Avon MP condemned the US policy on Saturday after being advised by lawyers that he and his wife would be barred from visiting their sons, who are studying at American universities.
I'm a British citizen & so proud to have been welcomed to this country. Sad to hear ill be banned from the USA based on my country of birth
It was clarified late Sunday that British citizens with dual nationality - such as Mr and Mrs Zahawi - will be able to travel to the US, though they will face heightened checks should they fly in from one of the seven countries on the banned list.
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Hundreds of people are expected to join a demonstration in Nottingham to protest against Donald Trump's executive order later.
It follows the presidents ban on nationals from 7 countries entering the United States. One of the organisers of the protest, Niamh Sherwell Cooper, said
"Donald Trump has imposed a ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. That includes people who helped the US army, that includes people on holiday trying to get home via the United States, that includes people trying to be reunited with their dying parents. It also includes Britons with dual nationality, like our national hero Mo Farah. Even the Iraq-born Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi will be affected."
More than 400 people have pledged their support for the demonstration and committed to attend on social media site Facebook. It's one of dozens of demonstrations expected to take place across the UK at the same time.
UK residents with dual nationality are "apparantly exempt" from President Trump's US travel ban, provided they are not travelling from one of the seven banned countries.
ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener reports:
Guarantees on dual nationals given to Foreign Sec but apply ONLY if not coming directly from one of 7 countries on travel ban @itvnews
The Foreign and Commonwealth office confirmed:
- The Presidential executive order only applies to individuals travelling from one of the seven named countries.
- If you are travelling to the US from anywhere other than one of those countries (for instance, the UK) the executive order does not apply to you and you will experience no extra checks regardless of your nationality or your place of birth.
- If you are a UK national who happens to be travelling from one of those countries to the US, then the order does not apply to you – even if you were born in one of those countries.
- If you are a dual citizen of one of those countries travelling to the US from OUTSIDE those countries then the order does not apply to you.
- The only dual nationals who might have extra checks are those coming from one of the seven countries themselves – for example a UK-Libya dual national coming from Libya to the US.