Video | Trump's immigration executive orders: Over 100 people detained at US airports; Federal judge grants emergency stay for citizens in transit

29 January 2017, 11:38 AM
Donald Trump (Image: PTI)
Donald Trump (Image: PTI)

After the President Donald Trump’s order of extreme vetting of people entering the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries, protesters gathered at airports across the country. As per reports, over 100 people detained at US airports because of Trump's immigration executive orders will not be deported due to court ruling.

In the meantime, Federal judge grants emergency stay for citizens in transit from seven countries named in Trump's executive order. Protesters erupted in celebration at JFK Airport after district judge blocks deportation of those detained at US airports.

People are protesting in huge numbers at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The crowds protested detention of two Iraqis who were later released.

"Mr. President, look at us," this is America. What you have done is shameful. It's un-American," said US Rep. Nydia Velazquez, a New York Democrat.

The protesters gathered in Terminal 4 at JFK and showed signs reading, "We are all immigrants!" and "No ban! No wall!"

"What's happening at JFK is shameful. @NYCImmigrants Affairs Commissioner Nisha Agarwal is on the ground now working to help," tweeted New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Protests also gathered at airports in Newark, New Jersey; Boston; San Francisco; Denver, Colorado; and Dallas to protest the immigration policy.

Protests are scheduled Sunday in Orlando, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Seattle, Washington and Chicago, mostly at airports.

First Published: Sunday, January 29, 2017 09:08 AM
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