Protesters rally in Sydney condemning U.S. president Donald Trump's executive order temporarily barring refugees and nationals from seven countries. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Protestors took to the streets of Sydney on Saturday (February 4), to protest against US President Trump's controversial refugee ban. The newly inaugurated Trump placed an executive order barring refugees and nations from seven countries from entering the United States for 120 days. Australia has also come under fire over refugees, as they keep some in a camp on the Pacific island of Nauru. Under a refugee swap deal, agreed in the final months of Barack Obama's presidency late last year, the United States would take up to 1,250 asylum seekers. In return, Australia would take refugees from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Trump has begrudgingly said he planned to stand by the deal, but described it on Twitter as "dumb". The White House has yet to determine and make public what an extreme vetting process would entail, but detainees and their advocates are concerned it would effectively rule out all the eligible detainees. Thousands of protesters rallied across Australia on Saturday condemning Trump's executive order and demanding an end to Australia's offshore detention of asylum seekers. A U.S. federal judge on Friday (February 3) put a nationwide block on Trump's order, although his administration could still have the policy put back into effect on appeal.