- Associated Press - Monday, January 30, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is weighing in on President Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries, calling the action “un-American.”

The Democratic mayor took to Twitter Sunday to express his concerns. He wrote, “Government sanctioned religious persecution is un-American and contrary to the values of our community.”

In another tweet, Slay noted that two-thirds of Syrian refugees in St. Louis are under 8 years of age, and that the city has grown “stronger and more diverse by welcoming immigrants.”

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