NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Rep. Peter King (R-LI), member of the Homeland Security Committee and Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, says he fully supports the Executive Order imposing a temporary ban on people entering the U.S. from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
But, according to King, the ban has not been implemented properly.
"Any time you are enacting a new policy- like Obamacare- they should have made sure there were at least the people in our government who knew what needed to be done," said King.
At Kennedy Airport alone, at least a dozen people were detained before a judge overruled the Executive Order.
Protests erupted in airports across the country after the ban was announced late Friday.
"It had to be done. This is a logical progression from what President Obama did last year. We passed legislation that people from those seven countries would lose their visa waiver status. We said that if anyone visited any of those seven countries, they would not have a visa waived and would have them denied to them," said King.
The White House has vigorously defended Trump's immigration restrictions, calling them "a massive success story."
But several Democrats say they'll introduce legislation to stop it.