Thousands demonstrated against US President Donald Trump’s executive order, which restricts the entry of Muslim immigrants into the US. A federal judge from Brooklyn temporarily blocked the order.
Trump signing the executive order Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News
Federal Brooklyn judge Anne Donnelly issued a temporary ruling against US President Donald Trump’s executive order. According to her ruling, approximately 100 to 200 Muslims who were on their way to the US while the order was signed will not be sent back to their countries.
In many places across the Middle East passengers were removed from their planes, while some who purchased a ticket weren’t even allowed to board their flight. Many US citizens who were born in the blocked Muslim countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) do not know if they will be able to return to their homes.
Thousands gathered at NY airport JFK and other airports across the country to protest the order. Some the demonstrators welcomed arrivals with shouts of: “No hate, no fear, Muslims are wanted here!” According to USA Today, NY taxi drivers announced a strike in solidarity with the immigrants and tourists.
Hundreds of protesters in NY airports Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News
Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union stated that it will appeal Trump’s decision. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to the order and welcomes the immigrants.
To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 28, 2017