Canada's tech community responds to Trump

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He said Sunday no one is now stranded at the country's airports by the ban.

A collection of Canada's top technology leaders is asking Ottawa to provide "immediate and targeted" assistance, including temporary residency, to those displaced by President Donald Trump's executive order that bans entry to the United States for citizens of seven countries.

Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen told reporters Sunday afternoon that he's confirmed with the US administration that Canadians who also hold citizenship in one of those seven countries are not subject to them ban.

Hussen also said that the Trump administration had assured Ottawa that Canadians holding dual nationality with those countries would not be affected by the U.S. ban. However, on Saturday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted that his government was informed by National Security Advisor Michael Flynn assuring that Canadians with dual citizenship would not be affected.

"To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. We believe that this diversity is a source of strength and opportunity", the group wrote.

According to the latest Canadian census, from 2011, one out of five people in the country are foreign-born.