Sunday, January 29, 2017
Trump: Entry Suspension Of Muslims In The US Works Very Well
In a decree signed Friday, Trump suspended the entry of refugees into US territory for at least 120 days and imposed strict new controls over three months against travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen.
"It's working very well, you see it at airports, you see it everywhere," Trump told reporters after passengers from those countries were prevented from embarking on flights to the United States, causing protests at terminals Aerial
"We will have a very, very strict ban and we will have the extreme analysis that we should have had in this country for many years," he added.'
The president's comments came as he faces his first lawsuit against the measures, anticipating what will be a tough battle in US courts.
The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups after two Iraqi detainees were detained Friday night at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
Several protests and detentions occurred at American airports after the signing of the decree.
For now, it is not clear how many travelers were affected by Trump's measures, which he considers necessary to prevent "radical Islamist terrorists" from entering the United States.
The decree also generated a strong political reaction.
"To my colleagues: Never again dare to lecture me on American moral leadership if they are silenced today," Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy said in a tweet late Friday.
His tweet was posted along with the now-historic 2015 photo of a three-year-old Syrian boy - Aylan Kurdi - whose lifeless body was found on a beach in Turkey after a failed attempt to reunite him with relatives in Canada to flee Of the bloody war in Syria.