#MuslimBan Sparks New Round Of Nationwide Protests
After President Donald Trump hastily signed an executive order on Friday, temporarily banning immigration from 7 muslim-majority nations and indefinitely banning refugees from Syria, airports descended into chaos as they scrambled to implement an order they had no prior notice of. Lawful visa holders were detained at airports. This led to protests erupting around the U.S. and the ACLU challenging this decision.
Federal judges in New York, Virginia and Massachusetts then ordered a temporary halt to the deportation of people who had arrived in the US with valid visas. After these legal decisions, and pressure from the American people, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly released a statement reversing part of the the executive order. Permanent residents, including green card holders, were now allowed to enter the United States.
While some elected officials protested with their constituents or spoke out against the ban, others remained silent. Here is a list of where every United States Senators and Governors, with their contact information included, stands on the Muslim ban implemented by President Trump.
The protests surged throughout the weekend. Here’s a look at the nationwide movement:
JFK Airport — Queens, New York
LITERALLY on the ground. Volunteer lawyers are working pro-bono on a Saturday preparing habeus corpus petitions for detainees at JFK.
The scene from above as thousands chant and scream, draping banners from above at JFK international arrivals shouting "LET THEM IN!" https://t.co/ugU8zbKYiv
Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport — Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama. I'd call this 3,000 now.
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport — Coconino County, Arizona
More than 400 gathered at the #Flagstaff Pulliam airport Sunday to protest Trump's executive order on #immigration https://t.co/Fb7dqdyZYx
Sky Harbor International Airport — Phoenix, Arizona
San Francisco, California
Sharon, a Catholic nun from SF, killin it at the SFO protest https://t.co/mgwja4234s
More from SF airport. Protestors says they won't leave until all those detained at the airport(s) are released https://t.co/gfWhOt2C4w
LAX — Los Angeles, California
Inside LAX airport in Los Angeles https://t.co/KuEB4HaEbl
Bradley International Airport — Windsor Locks, Connecticut
StopBannon #NoBanNoWall #ConnecticutProtest https://t.co/BUpEEPgXYC
Miami International Airport — Florida
Orlando International Airport — Florida
Welcome to Orlando mco airport protest #MuslimBan
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport — Georgia
Rep. John Lewis waits it out at the Atl airport as the feds continue to detain at least one green card-holder returning from Iran.
People protesting an executive order banning immigrants and refugees from certain countries at the Atlanta airport earlier today. https://t.co/dhtNHh50H7
Honolulu International Airport — Hawaii
The #MuslimBan protest outside Honolulu Airport continues to grow. 📸: @AnthonyQuintano
Boise Airport — Idaho
Peaceful protest at Boise airport. Police on site. People chanting, and everyone seems relatively calm.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport — Illinois
Demonstrators outside O'Hare for a second straight night of #NoBanNoWall protests in response to the executive order on travel
A huuuuge crowd at Chicago's O'hare airport of many races coming together to protest Trump's Executive Orders. #Chicago #Trump #huuuuuuuuge
Indianapolis International Airport — Indiana
Muslim ban protest at Indianapolis airport. #NoBanNoWall #MuslimBan #
Boston Logan Airport & Copley Square — Massachusetts
Detroit Metropolitan Airport — Michigan
Today, at Detroit Metro Airport, protesters made room for Muslims to pray. They used protest signs as prayer mats. #nomuslimban
Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport — Minnesota
Several hundred gather to protest Trump's ban at Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport https://t.co/nJnG7P9Bzg
Lambert St. Louis Airport — Missouri
Look at all these coastal elites that turned up in Nebraska to protest Trump's unconstitutional #MuslimBan
New York, New York
No hate, no fear, Muslims are welcome here! #NoBanNoWall #MuslimsWelcome https://t.co/esIzBqd4oD
An honor to raise my voice with thousands of New Yorkers in Battery Park today.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport — North Carolina
it was beautiful seeing people from all walks of life protest the Muslim ban at RDU today #LoveTrumpsHate
Cleveland Hopkins Airport — Ohio
John Glenn Columbus International Airport — Ohio
nomuslimban protest at the Columbus airport
Philadelphia International Airport — Pennsylvania
In case you're wondering what it's like at the Airport. It's electric. "This is what democracy looks like." Peaceful protest in Philly.
Protest in nashville in front of sen. bob corker's office. #NoBanNoWall #MuslimBan #615Resist #FDT
I'd guess at least 500 people at the protest in Nashville
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport — Texas
This is love and unity. God bless the good people of the United States. There is still hope. #muslimban From the protest at Dallas Airport https://t.co/32u0nY9Qk5
Girl Scout Troop 2724 from Haslet handing out free 🍪 boxes at @DFWAirport. More than 100 were donated to feed demonstrators
George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston — Texas
Demonstrators protest the Muslim travel ban into the US at George Bush Airport in Houston. #NoBanNoWall #muslimtravelban #immigrationban
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport — Washington
SeaTac #MuslimBanprotest https://t.co/sqzhrmrhkv
Incredible aerial footage of #Seattle protest at #WestLakePark from the local NBC affiliate. Tens of thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators. https://t.co/PkTvMiOn28
Protest against Immigration ban from the Newseum
We're only just getting started and the crowd is overflowing in front of the White House. No #MuslimBan #NoBanNoWall #StopPresidentBannon
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Solidarity from Amsterdam. #MuslimBan