Ryan defends Trump immigration order but regrets confusion


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees, but said he regretted the confusion caused by its implementation.

"The president has a responsibility to the security of this country," Ryan told reporters. "It's regrettable that there was confusion on the rollout of this. No one wanted to see people with green cards or special immigrant visas, like translators, get caught up in all of this."

The Wisconsin Republican said he had a "very good conversation" with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and was "confident that he is, on a going forward basis, going to make sure that things are done correctly."

Trump's executive order immediately set a 90-day suspension of travel from Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Libya and Yemen.

"I support the refugee resettlement program," Ryan continued. "We're a generous country, it's important. But we can be generous and watch our national security at the same time. That's why I'm confident that Secretary Kelly along with other Cabinet members will have the proper review and vetting.

(Additional reporting from AOL News)