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Widespread protests over Donald Trump's travel ban

Downing Street has rejected calls to axe the state visit planned for Donald Trump following widespread outrage over his travel ban on people from certain countries.

More than one million people have signed a petition stating Mr Trump should not be given a state visit.

The immigration curbs have sparked chaos across the US as travellers were detained at airports and thousands of protesters gathered to campaign against the policy.

Boris Johnson has claimed President Trump's immigration policy is "divisive... discriminatory and wrong", but dismissed claims the US is "hostile" towards foreigners.

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Downing Street reacts to Trump immigration order

Theresa May during her trip to the US Credit: PA

Theresa May faced a furious backlash after she refused to condemn Donald Trump's widely criticised ban on refugees entering the United States.

After initially dodging questions about her views on the controversial move, the Prime Minister then insisted it was up to America to devise its own policy.

A Downing Street source said: "We will always find ourselves in agreement on some things and disagreement on other things."

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