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Muslim group: Trump's immigrant test 'violates American values'
by Ben Kamisar
A prominent Muslim-American group is blasting Donald Trump's proposal to give immigrants an ideological test, saying it "violates American values" and that the GOP nominee would himself fail.
"Donald Trump proposed an ideological 'test' to ensure that potential immigrants support American values. American values include the right to hold unpopular or non-majority opinions," said Robert McCaw, the director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in Monday afternoon statement.
"Trump himself would likely not gain entry into the United States if tested for basic American values of tolerance and pluralism, given that his proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States and his views on Latinos are in complete contradiction to America's traditions of ethnic diversity and religious freedom."
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