Airport Protests Rock Nation in Support of Refugees (VIDEO)
On Saturday evening, a day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning all people, regardless of visa status, from the countries of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the US, protesters descending on many major US airports to denounce the ban and express solidarity with Muslims.
Chanting "Let them in" and "Immigrants welcomed here," protesters in large numbers took to Facebook to spontaneously organize the protests. The protests have been peaceful and many are slated to continue into tomorrow.
The following events have been posted on social media:
In related news, hours after the ban was signed, a mosque in Texas burned to the ground. Investigators have not yet determined the cause.
A federal judge has issued a stay of the Trump executive order, holding that travelers from the affected countries who hold valid visas cannot banned from entering the country. Judge Ann Donnelly wrote in her decision, in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU, that government could not ban:
“individuals with refugee applications approved by US Citizenship and Immigration Services as part of the US Refugee Admissions Program, holders of valid immigrant and non-immigrant visas, and other individuals from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen legally authorized to enter the United States.”