Continuing with his plan to stem the inflow of migrants into the US, Donald Trump painted a dark future if Hillary Clinton was elected president. Speaking to voters in Minnesota on 6 November, Trump pressed on one of the state's major issues — the large population of Somali refugees who have settled there.

"Here in Minnesota, you've seen firsthand the problems caused with faulty refugee vetting, with very large numbers of Somali refugees coming into your state without your knowledge, without your support or approval," the Republican nominee told the audience.

"Some of them [are] joining Isis and spreading their extremist views all over our country and all over the world."

Trump also warned the solidly Democratic state, that if elected president, Clinton "will import generations of terrorism, extremism and radicalism into your schools and throughout your communities," with her refugee plan.

On the other hand, he promised that if the election went in his favour he would suspend the Syrian refugee programme and also take local approval into account when allowing asylum seekers to be settled in a state. He said the US would "not admit any refugees without the support of the local community where they are being placed".

More than 85,000 Somali Americans lived in the US according to the 2010 census, of which Minnesota is home to nearly one in three. Despite integration campaigns, the large influx of migrants has created a high level of racial segregation in the state.

Trump had earlier promised to hold off entry for refugees from "terror-prone regions", especially those from Syria, until a more intense vetting process could be implemented.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump promised to close entry to refugees till a more intense vetting process can be implemented Carlo Allegri/ Reuters