Posted on April 26, 2017

Ivanka Trump: Allowing Syrian Refugees Into the U.S. ‘Has to be part of the Discussion’

Louis Nelson, Politico, April 26, 2017

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Ivanka Trump (Credit Image: © Prensa Internacional via ZUMA Wire)

Assistant to the president and first daughter Ivanka Trump said allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S. “has to be part of the discussion” of how best to help those fleeing Islamic State militants and Syria’s long-running civil war.

Trump’s remarks, which aired Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show, marked a break from the policies put in place by her father, President Donald Trump, who has signed multiple iterations of an executive order that places an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees entering the U.S.


“I think there is a global humanitarian crisis that’s happening, and we have to come together, and we have to solve it,” Ivanka Trump told NBC News reporter Hallie Jackson.

“Does that include opening the border to Syrian refugees in the U.S.?” Jackson replied.

“That has to be part of the discussion, but that’s not going to be enough in and of itself,” the first daughter responded.