Published: Mon, January 30, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Second night of protests against Muslim ban at Chicago O'Hare airport


U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, said earlier Saturday he believes there's middle ground to be reached in regards to immigration.In New York, Judge Ann Donnelly of the Eastern District granted a stay to prevent deportations of those detained on entry to the U.S."Essentially we're looking at a situation where an entire country can be blacklisted with all of the advanced notice and due process of a tweet", Ahmad said. The stay applies only to those now in the US, not anyone who tries to enter the country going forward, and while it blocked deportations, it did not require authorities to release the detainees.

A wild day in which dual citizens and green-card holders flying in from Iran and other countries were detained at O'Hare Airport is ending with the global terminal being shut down by protesters. Later there were also similar decisions by judges in Virginia and Washington State.

"You have people who had already left the country and were waiting to come back who weren't aware that it was coming". There are hundreds, thousands more that these decisions do not help.

A group of local attorneys took over a corner of arrivals section at Terminal 5 to offer pro-bono assistance to family members in distress.

There was only slightly less confusion surrounding President Trump's executive orders on immigration Sunday, according to lawyers who journeyed to O'Hare to assist immigrants from the affected countries. "This is your community and more importantly we are going to win".

Suzanne Akhras Sahloul from the Syrian Community Network and representing ICIRR questioned where were our IL politicians opposing this ban.

Ahmed Rehab from CAIR-Chicago got one of the biggest cheers from the crowd reminding them of Trump's failed campaign stop "Welcome to Chicago, the city that banned Trump!"

"President Trump's Executive Orders remain in place". His father did everything "right" and was seeking citizenship in the United States.

Ramirez-Rosa said he was proud to represent many of those who were targeted by these attacks on immigrants including Latinos, Muslims, and Arabs.

The protest occupied the street in front of the terminal and moved inside to continue until all detainees were freed.

Some travelers joined the protest, while others were angry.

For the second night in a row, protesters converged at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Jan. 29, to say no to President Trump's Muslim ban.

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