The executive order signed by the President earlier today, protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into United States, is a vital measure for strengthening our national security. And with this order, President Trump is exercising his rightful authority to keep our people safe. As threats to our security continue to evolve and change, common sense dictates that we continually reevaluate and reassess the systems we rely upon to protect our country.
To our allies and partners around the world, please understand. This order is part of our ongoing efforts to eliminate vulnerabilities that radical Islamist terrorists can and will exploit for destructive ends.