The White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reiterates the President’s legal right to defend the homeland.
Despite the criticism, the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said today that “at the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this outrageous order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate. The president’s order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people.
Spicer insists that “the president’s order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people.”
As the law states, “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate,” said Spicer.