BOOM! Homeland Security Vows To Follow Trump’s Executive Orders

Well, under new leadership, this is certainly a far different Department of Homeland Security than it was a mere 10 days ago.

DHS building

Following President Trump’s issuance of an Executive Order calling for a 90-day moratorium for travelers coming from seven predominantly-Muslim countries, the Left has gone berserk—staging protests in airports, as well as filing lawsuits.

In a bold showing of support for President Trump’s stand on keeping America safe, the Department of Homeland Security issued the following press release on Sunday [via DHS.gov (with emphasis added)]:

Release Date: January 29, 2017

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security will continue to enforce all of President Trump’s Executive Orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the American people. President Trump’s Executive Orders remain in place—prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the U.S. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety. President Trump’s Executive Order affects a minor portion of international travelers, and is a first step towards reestablishing control over America’s borders and national security.

Approximately 80 million international travelers enter the United States every year. Yesterday, less than one percent of the more than 325,000 international air travelers who arrive every day were inconvenienced while enhanced security measures were implemented. These individuals went through enhanced security screenings and are being processed for entry to the United States, consistent with our immigration laws and judicial orders.


The Department of Homeland Security will faithfully execute the immigration laws, and we will treat all of those we encounter humanely and with professionalism. No foreign national in a foreign land, without ties to the United States, has any unfettered right to demand entry into the United States or to demand immigration benefits in the United States.

The Department of Homeland Security will comply with judicial orders; faithfully enforce our immigration laws, and implement President Trump’s Executive Orders to ensure that those entering the United States do not pose a threat to our country or the American people.

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