Steve Kerr says immigration ban goes ‘against principles of our country’

2:17 AM ET

PORTLAND, Ore. — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr spoke out against the “Immigration Ban,” an executive order initiated by President Donald Trump that temporarily bans entry to the U.S. of all refugees and most visitors from seven majority-Muslim countries.

The executive order has caused outrage not just among the American people but also globally. It sparked protests throughout the country and criticism from some governments around the world.

“I would just say that as someone whose family member was a victim of terrorism, having lost my father, if we’re trying to combat terrorism by banishing people from coming to this country, by really going against the principles of what our country is about and creating fear, it’s the wrong way of going about it,” Kerr said after the Warriors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 113-111. “If anything, we could be breeding anger and terror. So I’m completely against what’s happening.”

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