Massive protests across US against Trump's immigration ban
Massive protests broke out across the United States on Saturday, after President Trump barred immigrants from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, with an executive order. In image, Seattle City Councilwoman and socialist activist Kshama Sawant speaks to the more than 1,000 people gathered at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, to protest the executive order.
Demonstrators sit down in the concourse and hold a sign that reads "We are America," as more than 1,000 people gather at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, to protest President Donald Trump's order that restricts immigration.
A protester holds up a sign in reference to First Lady Melania Trump's Slovene descent after Trump passed executive orders to bar entry of immigrants in the US, at San Francisco International Airport.
The immediate fallout from Trump's order means that an untold number of foreign-born U.S. residents now traveling outside the U.S. could be stuck overseas for at least 90 days - despite holding permanent residency "green cards" or other visas. Protesters gather at O'Hare International Airport after more than a dozen were detained, including green card holders.
Some foreign nationals who were allowed to board flights before the order was signed Friday were being detained at U.S. airports, told they were no longer welcome. "It's working out very nicely," Trump said of the implementation of his order.
Protesters assemble at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The order sparked protests at several of the nation's international airports, including New York's Kennedy and Chicago's O'Hare and facilities in Minneapolis and Dallas-Forth Worth.
A young girl joins hundreds of people opposed to President Donald Trump's executive order barring entry to the U.S. by Muslims from certain countries. Trump's promise of building a wall along the Mexican border and banning of immigration from certain Muslim-majority countries have been widely criticized as a gross act of racism and xenophobia.
Demonstrators embrace in front of the arrivals terminal at San Francisco International Airport during protest rally against Trump's immigration ban. Trump's order singled out Syrians for the most aggressive ban, indefinitely blocking entry for anyone from that country, including those fleeing civil war.