Demonstrations are scheduled today at airports, mainly in Washington, Orlando, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Seattle, and Chicago.
This can be the 2nd weekend of protests, with more than ONE million individuals coming out last weekend for the Women’s March.
Olivia Katbi Smith told CNN affiliate KATU she showed up Saturday at Portland International Airport because she considers Trump’s immigration policies are unkind.
“I think it’s horrific and terrible and we are basically condemning people to death by not allowing them to come here,” she said.
She said the occasion seemed to be impromptu. She believes most folks did the same and learned about it on Twitter.
In New York City, a sizable bunch massed at John F. Kennedy International Airport to protest the detention of two Iraqis who were after released.
“Mr. President, look at us,” said US Rep. Nydia Velazquez, a New York Democrat. “This is America. That which you’ve got done is black. It is un American.”
The protesters assembled in Terminal 4 at JFK and carried signs reading, “We are all immigrants!” and “No prohibition! No wall!”
Several New York officials revealed support for the demonstrations.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to rescind an earlier decision to limit passing aboard the JFK Airport AirTrain to ticketed passengers and airport workers only.
He also instructed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as well as state police to help with transport and security for protesters.
“The people of New York will have their voices heard,” Cuomo said.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted: “What Is occurring at JFK is black. @ NYCImmigrants Affairs Commissioner Nisha Agarwal is to the earth now working to help.”
Hameed Khalid Darweesh, among the detained Iraqis, was released early Saturday afternoon. He worked following the United States invaded Iraq together with the US government for 10 years.
Haider Sameer Abdulkaleq Alshawi, the other detained Iraqi, was given a visa to join his wife, who worked in Iraq to get a US contractor, and son, both of whom already reside as refugees in the United States. Saturday, Alshawi was released after.
The American Civil Liberties Union claimed Saturday evening in a federal court in New York to get a national stay that could block the deportation of individuals stranded in US airports under exactly what the group called “President Trump’s new Muslim ban.”
A federal judge in New York given a crisis stay Saturday night for citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations that have already arrived in america and those who find themselves who hold valid visas, ruling they can’t be taken out of the United States, and in transit.
That move limited element of President Trump’s executive order barring citizens from getting into the US for the next 90 days, from those nations.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, another Democrat from New York, said 10 other voyagers were detained, but their status was uncertain Saturday night.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joined protesters at Dulles International Airport outside Washington.
“This executive order is antithetical to the values that make America great, and it will make our country less safe,” he said in a statement.
At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport turned out individuals an estimated 2,000 to protest the President the on Saturday of ‘s immigration.
Authorities dispersed parts of the crowd with pepper spray — at least 15 arrests were made, the Seattle Police Department said.
The crowds began to dwindle near midnight, the airport posted a tweet early Sunday morning.
“Voyagers: ticketing running easily. Only at that time you ought to anticipate bunches & groups of protestors at luggage pick up & checkpoints.”
In Portland, one demonstrator carried a sign that said, “Portland coffee comes from Yemen,” among the seven Muslim-majority countries on the no-traveling list.
Lucia Martinez told KATU she was once a “hashtag activist” but felt compelled to protest in the airport.
“This was the last straw,” she said of Trump’s policies. “We’re all immigrants.”
An organization of lawyers, community activists and others assembled at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.
Demonstrations also occurred at airports in Boston; Dallas, San Francisco, Denver and Newark, New Jersey.