Arizona Republican State Representative Jay Lawrence told an audience at a political event that he did not believe in allowing refugees to settle in Arizona, despite voting for a pro-refugee resolution last year. "I just think it's best for the state of Arizona," Lawrence said.
"I think the message is that they don't like unaccompanied child refugees joining their families in Britain," said Alf Dubs, a Labour member of the Lords who fought for the child refugee protections in 2016.
"At a certain point, Turkey reached its limit," Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, regarding the influx of refugees from Syria into Turkey as a result of a brutal civil war raging in the country.
"This decision represents further damage to America's leadership on protecting the most vulnerable people around the world," said David Miliband, the president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee.