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South Mississippians react to Trump travel ban

President Donald Trump's full statement in response to travel ban (Image Source: Facebook) President Donald Trump's full statement in response to travel ban (Image Source: Facebook)
In response to the ban, some who oppose it have quoted a portion of the words engraved at the foot of the Statue of Liberty. (Image Source: Twitter) In response to the ban, some who oppose it have quoted a portion of the words engraved at the foot of the Statue of Liberty. (Image Source: Twitter)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

President Donald Trump's travel ban is one of his first, and to many most extreme, moves since he's taken over the Oval Office. For others, it's a campaign promise fulfilled.

"I love it. It keeps the country more safer, I feel. He's doing a lot of great things. He's keeping his promises," said John Rego, of Biloxi.

The travel ban is being touted as a Muslim ban. In a statement, Trump wrote, "To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting. This is not about religion. This is about terror and keeping our country safe."

"I don't think it's a good idea to zero in on it as a Muslim ban. I think he's trying to protect the citizens of the United States, because people do sneak in here," said Kathy Dupree, of Biloxi.

Not everyone thinks it will make America safer.

"If a terrorist really wants to get to this country, they'll find a way all around the bans. So, I mean it's unnecessary, just uncalled for type stuff," said Jeoffery Wade.

In response to the ban, some who oppose it have quoted a portion of the words engraved at the foot of the Statue of Liberty: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."

"You're sitting here saying, ‘Oh you're from here. Oh, you can't come here.’ That's not America. That's not the way it's always been done over here, and who is he to all of a sudden come in and change 300 years," said Jason Moody.

Trump's statement went on to say, "There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this order. We will again be issuing visas to all countries once we are sure we have reviewed and implemented the most secure policies over the next 90 days."

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