Gerry Connolly

Amid protests and confusion, Trump defends executive order: 'This is not a Muslim ban'

Amid protests and confusion, Trump defends executive order: 'This is not a Muslim ban'

President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily prohibiting entry into the United States for migrants from seven mostly Muslim countries and refugees from around the world fueled confusion, angst and a wave of protests across the country Sunday.

Even as administration officials tried to clarify the reach of Trump's action - "This is not a Muslim ban," the president said in a statement - the exact limits of its scope and legal questions over its constitutionality remained unresolved. So did the question of whether the administration would comply with orders from federal judges to temporarily halt the travel ban.

Raucous protests erupted in airport terminals...

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