Judge blocks deportations following Trump's refugee order
Signed some additional executive orders in the Oval Office moments ago- pic.twitter.com/fgIaVW5aJD— President Trump (@POTUS) January 28, 2017
"It's working out very nicely. You see it in the airports, you see it all over. It's working out very nicely and we are going to have a very, very strict ban and we are going to have extreme vetting, which we should have had in this country for many years," affirmed Trump.
Criticism of Trump's decision has been growing louder outside the US.
Iran is threatening a reciprocal ban on US citizens entering the country.
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany issued a statement saying "even the necessary, determined fight against terrorism does not justify placing people of a certain origin or belief under general suspicion".
A spokesperson for UK PM Theresa May said she "did not agree" with the restrictions, and French independent presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron tweeted: "I stand with the people fleeing war and persecution".
UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has tweeted out in support of UK nationals whether at home or abroad.
He said: “We will protect the rights and freedoms of UK nationals home and abroad. Divisive and wrong to stigmatise because of nationality.”
Trump has tweeted back in his defence, saying that the US needs stronger borders and vetting, pointing a finger at attacks in Europe.