President Trump Is Defending His Immigration Ban Targeting Muslims by Saying It’s Not Actually A Muslim Ban

Evan Vucci—AP

Trump insists it's "not a Muslim ban" and blames the media for that suggestion

AP Jan, 30, 2017

This article originally appeared on Time

President Donald Trump is defending his sweeping order on immigration and says he will find other ways to help those suffering from Syria’s bloody civil war.

Trump says in a statement Sunday amid widespread protests that “America is a proud nation of immigrants.” He says the country “will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression,” but “while protecting our own citizens and border.”

Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news.

Trump’s order halting the Syrian refugee program and temporarily suspending immigration from seven majority Muslim countries has sparked protests across the country.

Trump insists it’s “not a Muslim ban” and blames the media for that suggestion.

Trump says the U.S. will resume issuing visas to all countries impacted after a review of security policies.