On Twitter, one of his favorite platforms for getting his message across, the President wrote: "Our legal system is broken!". Almost 72 percent of those new refugees admitted are from five of the seven countries for which Trump sought a temporary ban.
Trump quoted a story from the conservative outlet The Washington Times.
They stated that the administration had shown "no evidence" that any terrorist acts in the USA were committed by anyone from the seven nations- Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. They are interviewed, fingerprinted and screened via further FBI, Department of Defense and Homeland Security databases.
It's also important to remember the pool of refugees we're talking about is about 1,400 people. "They have three separate in-person interviews, and then two inner-agency reviews of all that".
Trump said that 72 percent of the refugees admitted into United States between February 3 and February 11 were from seven countries his executive order targets.
According to an analysis of data maintained by the State Department's Refugee Processing Center, the percentage of refugees arriving from those countries - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - has risen considerably since the directive was suspended, but the weekly total of refugees arriving from the targeted countries has risen by only about 100.
The news comes a day after a US federal appeals court upheld a decision to suspended the US President's controversial ban. "And, in addition to that, we're pursuing executive orders right now that we expect to be enacted soon that will further protect Americans from terrorism".
On Thursday, the panel said that the Trump administration did not present any evidence that any alien from the countries it named has carried out a terrorist attack in the U.S. It said the public has an interest in national security and the ability of a president to enact policies.
While the order does not mention Christianity, Trump has told media outlets such as Christian Broadcasting News that the order would prioritize Christian refugees.
"72% of refugees admitted into USA (2/3 -2/11) during court breakdown are from 7 countries: Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Iran, Sudan, Libya and Yemen", Trump said in a tweet. "When I do, just like with the F-35 FighterJet or the Air Force One Program, price will come WAY DOWN!"