Poland’s foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski has defended Donald Trump
Witold Waszczykowski said “no state has the duty to accept immigrants” and President Trump has "the right" to impose the ban because of the mandate given to him at the US Election in November.
Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday January 27, placing a travel ban on non-US nationals arriving from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia.
The move was greeted by widespread protests across the world, including one in Westminster attended by around 24,000 people.
Celebrities such as Lily Allen and Gary Lineker were at the demonstration.
Witold Waszczykowski said 'no state has the duty to accept immigrants'
The news come as statistics show a rise in anti-semitism in Poland.
There was also widespread rioting in the Polish town of Elk after a 21-year-old local man was allegedly killed by a Tunisian kebab shop worker.
Police were attacked as around 200 anti-migrant protesters took to the streets on New Year's Day.
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The University of Warsaw’s Center for Research on Prejudice exposed the acceptance of anti-Jewish hate speech rose between 2014 and 2016 when compared to previous years.
The academic institution surveyed 1,000 adults and 700 minors and discovered the number of Poles expressing positive attitudes towards the Jewish population had fallen from 28 per cent in 2015 to 23 per cent in 2016.
Other countries in the region, such as Hungary, have also expressed a strong anti-migrant sentiment in recent months.
Donald Trump has faced widespread criticism following the tough migrant stance
Hungary held a referendum on European Union-imposed migrant quotas on October 2, 2016, with an overwhelming majority of more than 98 per cent voting against an influx of immigration.
The referendum, however, only had a turnout of 44 per cent, making it invalid.