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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly speaks at a news conference at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, to discuss the operational implementation of the president's executive orders. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly speaks at a news conference at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, to discuss the operational implementation of the president's executive orders. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
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In his first press briefing Tuesday afternoon, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly defended President Trump's orders banning Syrian refugees from the U.S. indefinitely and banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days without special visas.

Here & Now's Robin Young hears more from NPR's Ron Elving (@NPRrelving).

This segment aired on January 31, 2017.

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