Protest Outside JFK Airport after Refugees are Detained
The Donald Trump administration's executive orders imposing bans on immigration had immediate impact in NYC. The new restrictions led to two Iraqi refugees being detained as their plane landed at JFK Airport. One, an interpreter who worked for the U.S. in Iraq, has since been released. When lawyers representing the two tried to gain further info from the State Department, they were told to "Call Mr. Trump".
Across the country, stories continue to arise of travelers being detained, some possessing Green Cards or visas.
In support of the detained, a protest gathered outside JFK Airport on Saturday afternoon, calling for the detainees to be set free and accepted into the United States, as they would have been the day prior.
Out here at JFK. About 400. Cold but crowd still seems to be going. pic.twitter.com/7fMoOl0Gpw— Raphael Pope-Sussman (@AudacityofPope) January 28, 2017
I'm going to guess more than 250 ppl currently protesting at JFK (photo doesn't show the whole crowd) pic.twitter.com/k9sRMflm65— Tyler Kingkade (@tylerkingkade) January 28, 2017