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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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Boris Johnson: All British passport holders can enter US

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said "all British passport holders remain welcome to travel to the US".

In an address to the House of Commons, he added: "This executive order will make no difference to any British passport holder, irrespective of their country of birth or whether they hold another passport.

"This is of course a highly controversial policy, which has cause unease and I repeat, this is not an approach that this Government would take."

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