Trump’s Muslim ban won’t solve immigration crisis
Trump’s decision to ban Muslim immigrants from the United States will not solve the immigration crisis, the president said Wednesday.
The president also rejected any suggestion that his order was discriminatory or that it discriminates against any religion, saying he will enforce the ban on Muslims regardless of religion.
“The Muslim ban is not going to solve this issue,” Trump said during a press conference on the second day of a three-day trip to Israel and the West Bank.
“It’s not going, and I will enforce it.
And it’s not only going to be enforced by me, it’s going to go by my administration.
And by my generals, and by my military.”
He added that the ban was intended to prevent terrorism.
“We’re not going around and saying, ‘Oh, we have a problem with Muslims,'” Trump said.
“This is not about Muslims.”
The president’s comments come as his administration and congressional leaders continue to debate the legality of the order and how to deal with the impact on the economy and American workers.
He said Wednesday that his administration was not going “anywhere, anyplace” in implementing the ban.
Trump, who is set to return to Washington for his first overseas trip as president, has faced a backlash from the public and the country.
He is also under pressure to take concrete steps to reverse the fallout from the ban, such as releasing a long-form birth certificate and providing additional information about religious groups that were denied entry.
The American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement Wednesday that it has filed a lawsuit on behalf of several Muslim American groups seeking to challenge the order.
The group also released a video showing a young girl asking the president what is wrong with the U.S. and asking for her father to “come home to me.”
“You’re supposed to protect your country,” the young woman said, and then asked the president if he wants to stop Muslims from entering the country and behead them.
“I want to come home to my dad,” Trump replied.
“He wants to come back to me.
We can’t have this happening.”
The administration has not yet responded to requests for comment.
On Wednesday, Trump said the U,S.
was going to build a wall along the U.,S.-Mexico border and stop the flow of illegal immigrants, and he promised to protect American workers, who he said would be the first to be harmed by his order.
He also said that the Muslim ban was a “bad idea.”
“I’ve been saying this for a long time, this is a bad idea,” Trump told reporters at the White House.
“People don’t understand what I’m saying, but I mean, the Muslim immigration issue is a very, very, serious problem.”
The order, signed on Jan. 27, temporarily suspends immigration from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen.
It also bans all refugees for 120 days and indefinitely suspends the admission of refugees from Syria.
The order was widely criticized by religious and civil rights groups and others.
Trump’s order sparked an uproar at the United Nations, which called the policy an attempt to discriminate against Muslims.
Trump and his advisers also drew a sharp contrast with former President Barack Obama’s administration.
The former president signed a similar order in 2015 that was quickly blocked by the courts.
Trump has defended his order as a necessary measure to keep Americans safe, despite opposition from many civil rights and faith groups.
“A lot of people have said to me, ‘Well, if you really believe this is going to keep people out, what are you going to do?’,” Trump joked.
“And I said, ‘What am I going to tell them?
They’re already here, and they’re not coming back.’
And I said to myself, ‘They’re not welcome here.
“Some of these people are very, great people, and it’s very, extremely disappointing,” Trump added. “
“Because I don’t want to hear them say, ‘I don’t like you, you’re not a good person, I don”
Some of these people are very, great people, and it’s very, extremely disappointing,” Trump added.
“Because I don’t want to hear them say, ‘I don’t like you, you’re not a good person, I don