>> This is not a travel ban, this is a temporary pause that allows us to better review the existing refugee and visa vetting system. This is not, I repeat, not a ban on Muslims. The Homeland Security mission is to safeguard the American people, our homeland, our values. And religious liberty is one of our most fundamental and treasured values.
And I have directed departmental leadership to implement the president's executive orders professionally, humanely and in accordance with the law.