US President, Donald Trump, has said that his new immigration policy is affects only citizens of Muslim countries and “not a Muslim ban”.
It will be recalled that the President of US had on Friday signed an executive order stopping the issuing visas to seven Muslim nations for 90 days and also suspended the US refugee programme for 120 days.
The President, while speaking to journalists at the White House on Saturday, said his administration was prepared for the new policy.
In spite of the commotion and confusion that the order has created across US airports, Trump said “it is working out very nicely”.
Trump said, “It’s not a Muslim ban but we are totally prepared. It’s working out very nicely. You see it at the airport, you see it all over, it’s working very nicely.”
He added that the ban should have been in place a long time ago.
“We are going to have a very strict ban which we should have had in this country for many years.”
Besides stopping the refugee programme, Trump also ordered an indefinite stop of admittance of Syrian refugees into the US.