The countries targeted by US President Donald Trump's executive order include the Muslim-majority nations of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen.
Trump's executive order suspends all immigration from countries with terrorism concerns for 90 days.
While innocent immigrants and refugees are detained and chaos rules at airports throughout the country on January 28, Donald Trump claims his Muslim ban is 'going nicely.' The President made his shocking remarks after people were seen chanting 'let them in!' See pics and videos! They described a scene of contradictory orders and confusion regarding travelers who were already en route to the United States at the time the ban was ordered.
Trump, who said on Saturday that the ban was "not a Muslim ban", despite campaigning on such a ban and being labelled a "Muslim ban" by his critics, said the order was created to ostensibly protect the United State from foreign-born terrorists in the wake of 9/11.
Trump's executive order last week aims at providing a thorough vetting of refugees to ensure that "radical Islamic terrorists" can not infiltrate the U.S. The ACLU said it would argue in US District Court in NY at 7:30 pm ET on Saturday for a nationwide stay to block deportation of people stranded in US airports because of Trump's order, Reutersreported. "We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people".
During the Obama administration, vetting for refugees included in-person interviews overseas, where they provided biographical details about themselves, including their families, friendships, social or political activities, employment, phone numbers, email accounts and more. She said the US needs to help its own citizens, before opening the country's borders to refugees.
Melanie Nezer, vice-president of HIAS, a USA organization that helps to resettle refugees who had passed through the hard United States vetting process, said 2,000 people scheduled to arrive next week were now stranded overseas.
"We were totally prepared", he said. None of those countries are on Trump's visa ban list.
Miles said the resettlement programme not only saved lives but helped ensure the safety of the country.
AM: New ban on USA travel for nationals of seven Middle Eastern countries has also put the airline industry in a quandary as flight crew from those states stand barred too from entering.
Earlier in the day, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., staged a press conference with some immigrant children and adults impacted by the bans and vowed to fight them on Capitol Hill "with every fiber of my being". Dual citizens of other nationalities will undergo a case-by-case review. Two Iraqi refugees, including an interpreter who worked for the US government in Iraq, were unable to contact their lawyers for hours.