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    US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly sees only a few issues with the implementation of the executive order to block citizens from seven Middle Eastern and African countries from entering the United States, President Donald Trump said on Monday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On January 27, Donald Trump signed an executive order "Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States," which suspends entry to the country for all nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days, bars all refugees from entry for 120 days and blocks all Syrian refugees from entering the United States for a yet undetermined period of time.

    Over the weekend, thousands of people, including US congressmen, gathered at airports throughout the country to protest the executive action.

    On Sunday night, Delta Air Lines canceled about 150 domestic flights because of the system outage.

    Trump also argued that it was in the US interest not to announce the ban in advance.

    The immigration ban has been widely criticized by politicians both in the United States and abroad.


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