INTERVIEW: Bishop Coerver: "We see this as a dark moment."

INTERVIEW: Bishop Coerver: "We see this as a dark moment."

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The Department of Homeland Security indicates it intends to continue enforcing all of President Trump's "extreme vetting" executive orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of Americans. The most controversial part of the order restricts entry in to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries, originally including visa and green card holders. Saturday, more than 100 travelers were detained; among them, children, university students, and at least one person with ties to the US military.

A federal judge in Brooklyn issued a stay on the traveler ban Saturday night, granting access to visitors with visa holders that were being barred; but that stay doesn't affect the other half of the order that puts a hold on the US's refugee program, preventing any Syrian refugees from entering the country for four months.

Lubbock Bishop Robert Coerver, a guest on the News@Nine Sunday, said the executive action "flies in the face of what we, as Christians, believe."

"I'd like to say that we're concerned for all people -- whether they're Christian or not -- and that concern flows from being a Christian," Bishop Coerver said. "Certainly somebody who professes to be a Christian would hope to be concerned about this refugee crisis and the executive order that he's issued."

For more of Bishop Coerver's interview, you can check the video at the top of this page.

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