St. Louis mayor calls travel ban "un-American"
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."