The Department of Homeland Security issued a statement yesterday that said the court ruling would not affect the overall implementation of the White House order and it affected a relatively small number of travelers who were inconvenienced by security procedures upon their return. A court win by the American Civil Liberties Union has temporarily prevented authorities from deporting the 100 to 200 people who were being held at US airports.
Protesters assemble at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, after two Iraqi refugees were detained while trying to enter the country.
"I have never in my life imagined that in the United States of America that we would see this, " she said, speaking of "perfectly legal" residents of the country being questioned and held at airports.
"I can't say this in blunt-enough terms: you can't screw over the people that risked their lives and bled for this country without consequences", wrote the project's founder and director Kirk Johnson. "The clear intent of this executive order is to discriminate against one faith amongst all God's children".
Trump's order sparked large protests around the country over the weekend, including one that drew 3,000 people to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
"In light of the sudden and unexpected decision by the Trump administration to block entry to the United States for nationals from Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Libya and Yemen, AXA Insurance UK confirms that individuals who have been denied entry as a result of the executive order, will be able to claim on their policy". One plaintiff, for example, worked for the USA military and his life was in danger in his home country due to that relationship.
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said they would attend protest.
More protests are scheduled in Orlando, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Seattle, Washington and Chicago, mostly at airports. "[Chuck] Schumer", Trump said, apparently citing a Delta outage that began at 9:15 p.m. ET on Sunday evening and caused temporary delays.
Port Authority officers at JFK expelled reporters and demonstrators from the worldwide terminal, saying that the terminal was "private property" and that reporting was not allowed inside according to "the client".
The order provides for giving priority to religious minorities in those Muslim countries. Several global travelers have been detained, and customs officials are saying those people are not allowed to enter the United States.