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The move prompted mass protests at multiple airports where even visa and green card holders were being stopped and detained under the order. It also sowed chaos in Washington, where on Monday Trump dismissed his acting attorney general, Sally Yates, after she refused to defend the order in court.

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“I have great sympathy for them, especially those harmless little children who never hurt anybody,” said Toby McCormick, a 72-year-old Vietnam veteran. “But during that four months, we could get a lot of people killed here. If we stop things and do all the vetting and if at the end everything is OK, then they can come in.”

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Michelle Kearns Lee, who works at a small cafe and bakery in Harrisville, understands how divisive the issue can be. Some friends that she has had for 20 years think she is racist, she said, because of her unwavering support for Trump and proposals like the refugee ban. Her primary concern during the election was jobs and the economy, but she put the halt of Syrian refugees “in the top 10.”

“I think it’s the right move. It needs to be done,” Kearns Lee said. “It’s important for the safety of our country. If other countries don’t do it, they’re not smart.”

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Buckley lacks the national name recognition and the charisma of the race’s front-runners, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Labor Secretary Tom Perez.

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A sore point was the loss of the state’s governorship in 2016. But overall, Democrats have won 11 of the last 13 statewide races, Buckley noted.

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Mr. Wilders, who founded the Party for Freedom (PVV) in 2006, has been unabashed in his critique of Islam, calling for banning mosques and the Koran, and staking the hardest anti-Muslim stance in Europe. He was recently found guilty (though given no sentence) of inciting discrimination for leading a chant against Moroccans at a rally in 2014. Still, he is projected to win the largest share of seats – not enough to govern alone – in the national elections this March.

Jewish leaders like Ron van der Wieken, president of the Central Jewish Council, says only a fraction of Jews will be drawn to his ranks, given worries about the party’s fascist overtones. In the 2012 Dutch elections, 2 percent of citizens who identify as Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, or Buddhist voted for the PVV, compared to 8-9 percent of Protestants, Catholics, and those with no religious affiliation, according to Dutch national statistics.

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“On Twitter, unverified info in a memo is crowding out this quite solid reporting by CNN,” New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait observed.

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Michael Cohen, a lawyer for Trump, also dismissed a portion of the memos alleging that he had secretly met with Kremlin officials in Prague in August 2016.

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