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immigration attorneys seeking to help airport travelers in los angeles blocked b


at least 10 to 15 immigration attorneys have gathered at the tom bradley international terminal at lax to help travelers, mostly from iran, who have been detained, one of the attorneys said. attorneys have not yet been able to determine the number of fliers detained, as u.s. customs and border protection officials are not allowing attorneys or families any communication with the detainees, said immigration attorney jordan cunnings. "we're literally walking around asking people, are you waiting for someone who has been detained?" said cunnings, describing a scene of worried family members who had arrived bearing flowers and welcome signs for their loved ones. some of the detained travelers included green card holders, tourists, people with children and people with medical problems, cunn






emotional reunion at jfk airport after release of elderly sudanese man from immi


for those immigrants temporarily detained under a new trump administration executive order at new york’s john f. kennedy international airport, attorneys have put a priority on getting some of the older detainees released to their families. one small victory for the lawyers was the case of y in abdelrhman, a 76-year-old green card holder from sudan who had been detained after a trip home to visit family.  he was released about noon on sunday after being detained for 30 hours. soon, he was reunited with his sons. “he is a strong individual, but he has some health challenges,’’ said u.s. rep. hakeem jeffries (d-n.y.),  who had been working on their case.






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers detained


protesters gather at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribuneprotesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after at least 14 people were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president trump's executive orders on friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries. protesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after at least 14 people were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president trump's executive orders on friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries.  (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more galleries






protesters gather at o'hare airport after immigrants detained


protesters gather at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribuneprotesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after at least 18 people were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president trump's executive orders on friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries. protesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after at least 18 people were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president trump's executive orders on friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries.  (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more galleries






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers detained


protesters gather at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribuneprotesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after several travelers were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries. protesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after several travelers were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries.  (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more galleries






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers detained


protesters gather at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribuneprotesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after more than a dozen travelers were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries. protesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after more than a dozen travelers were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries.  (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more g






report: children held by kurdish forces allege torture


irbil, iraq — an international human rights group says children are alleging they were tortured after being detained by iraq's kurdistan regional government on suspicion that they have connections to the islamic state group.human rights watch estimates more than 180 boys under the age of 18 are currently being held and government officials have not informed their families where they are, increasing the likelihood the children could be disappeared, according to the report published sunday.as iraqi security forces have retaken territory from is over the past year and a half, they have also detained hundreds of men and boys. many of those detained have likely suffered inhumane treatment or been tortured. rights groups warn such practices risk sowing resentment of iraqi security forces in the






report: children held by kurdish forces allege torture


irbil, iraq (ap) — an international human rights group says children are alleging they were tortured after being detained by iraq’s kurdistan regional government on suspicion that they have connections to the islamic state group.human rights watch estimates more than 180 boys under the age of 18 are currently being held and government officials have not informed their families where they are, increasing the likelihood the children could be disappeared, according to the report published sunday.as iraqi security forces have retaken territory from is over the past year and a half, they have also detained hundreds of men and boys. many of those detained have likely suffered inhumane treatment or been tortured. rights groups warn such practices risk sowing resentment of iraqi security forces in






travelers stopped in transit to u.s. after trump order


some u.s.-bound p engers have been prevented from boarding flights and several people were detained on arrival in new york in the wake of president donald trump’s order to ban entry for people from certain muslim-majority countries.the american civil liberties union on urday said it filed a lawsuit in a u.s. district court against the ban on behalf of two iraqi men, hameed khalid darweesh and haider sameer abdulkhaleq alshawi, who were denied entry to the u.s. late friday and detained at new york’s john f. kennedy...






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers held


protesters gather at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribuneprotesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after more than a dozen travelers were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries. protesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after more than a dozen travelers were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries.  (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more g






emotional reunion at jfk airport after release of elderly sudanese man from immi


for those immigrants temporarily detained under a new trump administration executive order at new york’s john f. kennedy international airport, attorneys have put a priority on getting some of the older detainees released to their families. one small victory for the lawyers was the case of y in abdelrhman, a 76-year-old green card holder from sudan who had been detained on a trip home to visit family.  he was released about noon on sunday after being held in detention for 30 hours. soon, he was reunited with his sons. “he is a strong individual, but he has some health challenges,’’ said u.s. rep. hakeem jeffries (d-n.y.),  who had been working on their case.






some u.s.-bound p engers prevented from boarding flights in wake of trump order


some u.s.-bound p engers have been prevented from boarding flights and two people were detained on arrival in new york in the wake of president donald trump’s order to ban entry for people from certain muslim-majority countries.the american civil liberties union on urday said it filed a lawsuit in a u.s. district court against the ban on behalf of two iraqi men, hameed khalid darweesh and haider sameer abdulkhaleq alshawi, who were denied entry to the u.s. late friday and detained at john f. kennedy international...






some u.s.-bound p engers prevented from boarding flights in wake of trump order


some u.s.-bound p engers have been prevented from boarding flights and several people were detained on arrival in new york in the wake of president donald trump’s order to ban entry for people from certain muslim-majority countries.the american civil liberties union on urday said it filed a lawsuit in a u.s. district court against the ban on behalf of two iraqi men, hameed khalid darweesh and haider sameer abdulkhaleq alshawi, who were denied entry to the u.s. late friday and detained at new york’s john f. kennedy...






some u.s.-bound p engers prevented from boarding flights in wake of trump order


some u.s.-bound p engers have been prevented from boarding flights and several people were detained on arrival in new york in the wake of president donald trump’s order to ban entry for people from certain muslim-majority countries. the american civil liberties union on urday said it filed a lawsuit in a u.s. district court against the ban on behalf of two iraqi men, hameed khalid darweesh and haider sameer abdulkhaleq alshawi, who were denied entry to the u.s. late friday and detained at new york’s john f. kennedy...






at sfo, hundreds protest trump's ban as 3 travelers are detained


in a swift and imp ioned response to president trump’s ban on refugees, about 700 outraged bay area residents descended on san francisco international airport on urday to protest the controversial executive order that left many refugees detained at airports nationwide.although u.s. customs and border protection officials denied they were holding any travelers at sfo, palo alto lawyer susie hwang said she knew of three visitors from iran — a 30-year-old man and an elderly couple — who were still being detained urday evening after their flights.“their families were picking them up” (at sfo), hwang said. “they’re not allowed any contact and they’ve taken (the man’s) phone.”the man is here on a legitimate fiancé visa, according to hwang. the couple is here on tourist visas to visit their child






at sfo, hundreds protest trump's ban as 3 travelers are detained


in a swift and imp ioned response to president trump’s ban on refugees, about 700 outraged bay area residents descended on san francisco international airport on urday to protest the controversial executive order that left many refugees detained at airports nationwide.although u.s. customs and border protection officials denied they were holding any travelers at sfo, palo alto lawyer susie hwang said she knew of three visitors from iran — a 30-year-old man and an elderly couple — who were still being detained urday evening after their flights.“their families were picking them up” (at sfo), hwang said. “they’re not allowed any contact and they’ve taken (the man’s) phone.”the man is here on a legitimate fiancé visa, according to hwang. the couple is here on tourist visas to visit their child






stanford university student detained at jfk airport for five hours after trump's


a stanford university graduate student who was on a flight from sudan to new york at the time president donald trump signed an immigration order was detained at jfk airport for five hours before being released urday morning, a college spokeswoman said.the sudanese student, who is studying anthropology at the university, is a legal u.s. resident and holds a green card. she’s not immediately returning to california, but the university has offered her support.“she may release a statement later, but right now she’s very tired,” said lisa lapin, a spokeswoman for stanford. the university isn’t currently releasing the student’s name.on friday, trump signed an executive order that temporarily barred all refugees from entering the united states for 120 days and blocks the acceptance of syrian refu






stanford university student detained at jfk airport for five hours after trump's


a stanford university graduate student who was on a flight from sudan to new york at the time president donald trump signed an immigration order was detained at jfk airport for five hours before being released urday morning, a college spokeswoman said.the sudanese student, who is studying anthropology at the university, is a legal u.s. resident and holds a green card. she’s not immediately returning to california, but the university has offered her support.“she may release a statement later, but right now she’s very tired,” said lisa lapin, a spokeswoman for stanford. the university isn’t currently releasing the student’s name.on friday, trump signed an executive order that temporarily barred all refugees from entering the united states for 120 days and blocks the acceptance of syrian refu






travelers freed after being held at o'hare over trump order, lawyers say


attorneys isting family of detainees at o'haremohammad amirisefat of chicago waits for news about relatives at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017. his sister, zehra amirisefat, 30, a u.s. citizen, landed at o'hare with her 6-month-old child after returning from iran before her husband, a green card holder, was detained. mohammad amirisefat of chicago waits for news about relatives at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017. his sister, zehra amirisefat, 30, a u.s. citizen, landed at o'hare with her 6-month-old child after returning from iran before her husband, a green card holder, was detained. see more videos






refugees detained at u.s. airports, including sfo, challenge trump's executive o


by emma brown and david nakamura, (c) 2017, the washington postrefugees who were en route to the united states on friday evening have been detained at u.s. airports and restricted from the country as a result of president trump’s executive order banning their entry.lawyers for two iraqi refugees detained at new york’s john f. kennedy international airport filed a middle-of-the-night lawsuit in federal court challenging trump’s executive order as unconstitutional and seeking the release of their clients.they also are seeking cl certification so they may represent all refugees who are being similarly held at u.s. ports of entry. immigration advocates say at least one refugee family is detained at san francisco international airport, but it is not clear how many refugees are currently detaine






protests over immigration ban hit jfk & more u.s. airports


president donald trump’s executive order banning refugees from entering the u.s. has led to protests at airports around the country. thousands of demonstrators swarmed john f. kennedy international airport, dulles international airport, and chicago o’hare urday (jan. 28) in opposition to trump’s latest controversial move.read: miami-dade mayor revokes “sanctuary city” status after donald trump’s executive ordersome 13,000 people are reportedly protesting at jfk, where a dozen refugees were detained. hameed khalid darweesh, 53-year-old iraqi man who worked as a u.s. army translator, was among the detainees. darweesh was eventually released, after being held for four hours.approximately 18 people were detained at o’hare airport, including an iranian-born green card holder along with his wife






refugees held at u.s. airports challenge trump's order


refugees who were en route to the united states on friday evening have been detained at u.s. airports and restricted from the country as a result of president trump’s executive order banning their entry.lawyers for two iraqi refugees detained at new york’s john f. kennedy international airport filed a middle-of-the-night lawsuit in federal court challenging trump’s executive order as unconstitutional and seeking the release of their clients.they also are seeking cl certification so they may represent all refugees who are being similarly held at u.s. ports of entry. immigration advocates say at least one refugee family is detained at san francisco international airport, but it is not clear how many refugees are currently detained at airports nationwide.trump’s executive order suspends admis






protesters return to sfo to demonstrate against president trump's anti-refugee o


for a second day, hundreds of protesters were heading sunday for san francisco international airport, joining fellow demonstrators around the nation to voice their opposition to president trump’s ban on refugees coming into the united states.their action e as an emergency stay was granted by a federal judge in new york urday evening blocking deportations from trump’s executive order banning entry into the us from certain muslim-majority countries. and the protests followed on the heels of demonstrations staged at airports nationwide.things were fluid late sunday morning as word spread that more protests were being organized. across the country, at airports including detroit, louisville, philadelphia and others, scores of demonstrators swarmed the terminals, demanding that any refugees deta






'i am dying in iraq, please': trump's ban dashes hope for many asylum-seekers


trump refugeescraig ruttle / approtesters emble at john f. kennedy international airport in new york, urday, jan. 28, 2017 after two iraqi refugees were detained while trying to enter the country. on friday, jan. 27, president donald trump signed an executive order suspending all immigration from countries with terrorism concerns for 90 days. protesters emble at john f. kennedy international airport in new york, urday, jan. 28, 2017 after two iraqi refugees were detained while trying to enter the country. on friday, jan. 27, president donald trump signed an executive order suspending all immigration from countries with terrorism concerns for 90 days. (craig ruttle / ap)






'no hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here'


28 january 2017 last updated at 21:02 gmt protesters are gathering at new york's john f kennedy airport to demand the release of refugees who are being detained there.






live updates: protests and arrests at sea-tac following trump’s executive order


dhs has just advised @portofseattle that individuals are no longer being detained at sea-tac & are free to continue their travels.— port of seattle (@portofseattle) january 29, 2017






report: children held by kurdish forces allege torture


irbil, iraq — children detained by iraq's kurdistan regional government on suspicion that they have connections to the islamic state group are alleging they were tortured, according to a report from an international human rights group published sunday.the children — who have not been formally charged with a crime — recount being held in stress positions, burned with cigarettes, shocked with electricity and beaten with plastic pipes, according to human rights watch, a new york based international watchdog.more than 180 boys under the age of 18 are currently being held, hrw estimates, and government officials have not informed their families where they are, increasing the likelihood the children could be disappeared.the rights group says they interviewed 19 boys aged 11 to 17 while they were






us lawyers for iraqis sue to block trump immigration order


immigration lawyers sued on urday to block president donald trump’s order halting the entry of refugees and foreign nationals from seven predominantly muslim countries to the united states, saying numerous people have already been unlawfully detained.the lawyers from numerous immigration organizations and the american civil liberties union sued in federal court in brooklyn, new york, on behalf of two iraqi men, one a former u.s. government worker and the other the husband of a former u.s. security contractor.the two men had visas to enter the united states but were detained on friday night at new york’s john f. kennedy international airport, hours after trump’s executive order put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the united states and temporarily barred travelers from syria and






protests erupt at airports following trump travel ban


president donald trump's travel ban barring citizens of seven predominantly muslim nations entry into the u.s. has sparked protests around the country.a look at what is happening:___new yorka protest at john f. kennedy airport, where 12 refugees were detained urday, swelled to more than 2,000 people, including some celebrities. the agency that runs the airport tried to restore order by shutting down the train that runs to airport terminals. gov. andrew cuomo, a democrat, reversed that decision, saying people had a right to protest. "the people of new york will have their voices heard," he said in a statement.___newark, new jerseymore than 120 people clutching signs denouncing the trump immigration orders gathered at newark liberty international airport. northjersey.com reports that they jo






trump insists in spite of ‘chaos’ that muslim ban is going just fine


as rights groups level numerous lawsuits against his administration and travelers are being stranded and detained all over the world, pres. donald trump said on urday that his new executive orders regarding muslims and immigrants are “working out very nicely.”reuters reported that muslim around the world are “furious” over the executive orders and that the u.s. immigration system has been “plunged into chaos” by the orders, which are broadly worded and are being interpreted differently by different agencies and by different divisions within those agencies.“immigration lawyers and advocates worked through the night trying to help stranded travelers find a way back home. lawyers in new york sued to block the order, saying many people have already been unlawfully detained, including an iraqi






at sfo, hundreds protest trump's ban as 3 travelers are detained


in an imp ioned response to president trump’s ban on refugees, about 700 outraged bay area residents descended on san francisco international airport on urday to protest the controversial executive order that left many refugees detained at airports nationwide.var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]);and most stayed late enough into the night to cheer and applaud when, hours after he had landed, one of the detainees was released.niloofar radgoudarzi, right. hugs her father, mehdi rad, after he was detained for a few hours and released from u.s. customs and border protection at san francisco international airport in san francisco, calif., on urday, jan. 28, 2017. (ray chavez/bay area news group) although u.s. customs and border protection officials denied they were holding any traveler






at sfo, hundreds protest trump's ban as 3 travelers are detained


in a swift and imp ioned response to president trump’s ban on refugees, about 700 outraged bay area residents descended on san francisco international airport on urday to protest the controversial executive order that left many refugees detained at airports nationwide.although u.s. customs and border protection officials denied they were holding any travelers at sfo, palo alto lawyer susie hwang said she knew of three visitors from iran — a 30-year-old man and an elderly couple — who were still being detained urday evening after their flights.“their families were picking them up” (at sfo), hwang said. “they’re not allowed any contact and they’ve taken (the man’s) phone.”the man is here on a legitimate fiancé visa, according to hwang. the couple is here on tourist visas to visit their child






report: children held by kurdish forces allege torture


irbil, iraq (ap) — children detained by iraq’s kurdistan regional government on suspicion that they have connections to the islamic state group are alleging they were tortured, according to a report from an international human rights group published sunday.the children — who have not been formally charged with a crime — recount being held in stress positions, burned with cigarettes, shocked with electricity and beaten with plastic pipes, according to human rights watch, a new york based international watchdog.more than 180 boys under the age of 18 are currently being held, hrw estimates, and government officials have not informed their families where they are, increasing the likelihood the children could be disappeared.the rights group says they interviewed 19 boys aged 11 to 17 while they






at sfo, hundreds protest trump's ban as 3 travelers are detained


in an imp ioned response to president trump’s ban on refugees, about 700 outraged bay area residents descended on san francisco international airport on urday to protest the controversial executive order that left many refugees detained at airports nationwide.var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]);and most stayed late enough into the night to cheer and applaud when, hours after he had landed, one of the detainees was released.niloofar radgoudarzi, right. hugs her father, mehdi rad, after he was detained for a few hours and released from u.s. customs and border protection at san francisco international airport in san francisco, calif., on urday, jan. 28, 2017. (ray chavez/bay area news group) although u.s. customs and border protection officials denied they were holding any traveler






illinois democrats express 'disbelief' at trump immigration order


federal judge stays deportations after trump's order barring refugees, migrants causes outragejerry mar , emma brown, katherine shavera federal judge in new york blocked deportations nationwide late urday of those detained on entry to the united states after an executive order from president donald trump targeted citizens from seven predominantly muslim countries.judge ann donnelly of the u.s. district court in brooklyn granted...a federal judge in new york blocked deportations nationwide late urday of those detained on entry to the united states after an executive order from president donald trump targeted citizens from seven predominantly muslim countries.judge ann donnelly of the u.s. district court in brooklyn granted... (jerry mar , emma brown, katherine shaver)






president trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown


federal judge stays deportations after trump's order barring refugees, migrants causes outragejerry mar , emma brown, katherine shavera federal judge in new york blocked deportations nationwide late urday of those detained on entry to the united states after an executive order from president donald trump targeted citizens from seven predominantly muslim countries.judge ann donnelly of the u.s. district court in brooklyn granted...a federal judge in new york blocked deportations nationwide late urday of those detained on entry to the united states after an executive order from president donald trump targeted citizens from seven predominantly muslim countries.judge ann donnelly of the u.s. district court in brooklyn granted... (jerry mar , emma brown, katherine shaver)






nba reaches out to state department for clarification on trump executive order


federal judge stays deportations after trump's order barring refugees, migrants causes outragejerry mar , emma brown, katherine shavera federal judge in new york blocked deportations nationwide late urday of those detained on entry to the united states after an executive order from president donald trump targeted citizens from seven predominantly muslim countries.judge ann donnelly of the u.s. district court in brooklyn granted...a federal judge in new york blocked deportations nationwide late urday of those detained on entry to the united states after an executive order from president donald trump targeted citizens from seven predominantly muslim countries.judge ann donnelly of the u.s. district court in brooklyn granted... (jerry mar , emma brown, katherine shaver)






u.s. judge bars deportations under president trump travel ban


federal judge stays deportations after trump's order barring refugees, migrants causes outragejerry mar , emma brown, katherine shavera federal judge in new york blocked deportations nationwide late urday of those detained on entry to the united states after an executive order from president donald trump targeted citizens from seven predominantly muslim countries.judge ann donnelly of the u.s. district court in brooklyn granted...a federal judge in new york blocked deportations nationwide late urday of those detained on entry to the united states after an executive order from president donald trump targeted citizens from seven predominantly muslim countries.judge ann donnelly of the u.s. district court in brooklyn granted... (jerry mar , emma brown, katherine shaver)






stanford university student detained at jfk airport for five hours after trump's


a stanford university graduate student who was on a flight from sudan to new york at the time president donald trump signed an immigration order was detained at jfk airport for five hours before being released urday morning, a college spokeswoman said.the sudanese student, who is studying anthropology at the university, is a legal u.s. resident and holds a green card. she’s not immediately returning to california, but the university has offered her support.“she may release a statement later, but right now she’s very tired,” said lisa lapin, a spokeswoman for stanford. the university isn’t currently releasing the student’s name.on friday, trump signed an executive order that temporarily barred all refugees from entering the united states for 120 days and blocks the acceptance of syrian refu






protesters gather at jfk, dulles airports over immigration action


new york -- protesters gathered outside john f. kennedy international airport in new york on urday demanding the release of refugees blocked from entering the united states.“we are all immigrants,” read one sign held by a protester. “let them in,” read another.others read: “refugees welcome,” “disobey” and “resist.”later on urday, a federal judge said the u.s. can’t deport anyone currently detained in airports as a result of president trump’s executive order regarding immigration, cbs news’ paula reid reported.the protest at jfk was organized within hours of reports that people were being detained. congressman jerry nadler, d-new york, said 12 people were detained at the new york airport. hameed khalid darweesh, a former translator for the u.s. military in iraq, was held for hours before b






anti-trump protesters return to sfo to demonstrate against president's anti-refu


for a second day, hundreds of outraged protesters headed sunday for san francisco international airport, joining fellow demonstrators around the nation to voice their opposition to president trump’s ban on refugees coming into the united states.their action e as an emergency stay was granted by a federal judge in new york urday evening blocking deportations from trump’s executive order banning entry into the us from certain muslim-majority countries. and the protests followed on the heels of demonstrations staged at airports nationwide. meanwhile, authorities scrambled to keep order and make sense of the new administration’s immigration policies which have triggered anger and confusion around the globe.things were fluid late sunday morning as word spread that more protests were being organ






protests erupt at airports following trump travel ban


president donald trump's travel ban barring citizens of seven predominantly muslim nations entry into the u.s. has sparked protests around the country.a look at what is happening:___new yorka protest at john f. kennedy airport, where 12 refugees were detained urday, swelled to more than 2,000 people, including some celebrities. the agency that runs the airport tried to restore order by shutting down the train that runs to airport terminals. gov. andrew cuomo, a democrat, reversed that decision, saying people had a right to protest. "the people of new york will have their voices heard," he said in a statement.___newark, new jerseymore than 120 people clutching signs denouncing the trump immigration orders gathered at newark liberty international airport. northjersey.com reports that they jo






airbnb offers free housing to people stranded by immigration order


in the midst of chaos caused by president donald trump’s executive order, which stranded refugees, students and green card holders in american airports, airbnb is offering housing to those affected.the executive order was countered with legal action and protests, which allowed some of the people detained in airports to be released. but it’s still not clear how customs and border protection will enforce trump’s order, and travelers may still find themselves turned away from u.s.-bound flights or detained upon arrival.airbnb ceo brian chesky is one of many tech executives who spoke out yesterday against trump’s refugee ban. but chesky took his remarks one step further last night, offering housing to refugees and others impacted by the order. “airbnb is providing free housing to refugees and






iraqi immigrant freed after being detained at new york airport in wake of trump


an iraqi immigrant was freed urday after being detained at one of new york’s airports in the wake of president trump’s latest executive action on immigration.hameed darweesh appeared outside john f. kennedy international airport urday afternoon with two members of congress.“america is the greatest nation, the greatest people in the world,” darweesh told reporters.iraqi immigrant hameed darweesh, center, walks out of terminal 4 with u.s. rep. jerrold nadler and u.s. rep. nydia velazquez after being released at john f. kennedy international airport in queens, new york, jan. 28, 2017. reuters/andrew kelly darweesh said he had a special immigration visa to enter the country. cbs news digital journalist alex pena reports he had worked closely with the u.s. government abroad.u.s. rep. jerrold na






protesters gather at jfk airport to shout down trump’s ‘unjust’ immigrant detent


on urday afternoon, a protest at new york city’s john f. kennedy airport (jfk) against pres. donald trump’s draconian immigration policies swelled and gathered steam as democratic politicians spoke and the crowd chanted “let them in!” about immigrants being detained under the new policies.“mr. president, look around, this is america,” said u.s. rep. nydia velzquez (d-ny) during a press conference. “what you’ve done is shameful. these are americans.”trump’s ban on arriving refugees and even green card holders from certain countries is going to sow “confusion,” velzquez said, “not just among working families in america, but also, it’s creating confusion with the people who are working in homeland security. this executive order is arbitrary. it doesn’t provide real guidelines and it’s unjust.






trump travel ban could affect green card holders, officials say


after widespread confusion about who will be affected by president trump’s recently signed executive order pausing travel to the u.s. from citizens of selected muslim majority countries, officials are scrambling to clarify the policy.senior administration officials told cbs news urday that for permanent american residents -- those holding green cards -- from the listed countries, their readmittance to the u.s. will be done on a “case by case exemption process.”the countries which have majority muslim populations and will be affected by the 90-day moratorium on travel to the u.s. include iran, iraq, syria, yemen, sudan, somalia and libya.playvideocbsniraqi refugee freed after being detained at jfk airport hameed jhalid darweesh, an iraqi refugee, was released after being detained at jfk air






hundreds of travelers were caught in limbo over rushed visa ban


hundreds of travelers were blocked from entering the u.s. or prevented from boarding flights in the hours after president trump signed his order banning arrivals from seven predominantly muslim countries, according to the department of homeland security. in the order, trump temporarily suspended refugee admissions and banned travelers from iran, iraq, syria, libya, somalia, sudan and yemen. scores of people from those countries were aboard airplanes flying toward the u.s. when trump signed his executive order on friday afternoon, setting off waves of confusion among border officials and the traveling public. upon landing at u.s. airports, 109 people from the listed countries were detained by immigration officials and prevented from entering the u.s., officials said. the department had






protesters gather at jfk, dulles airports over immigration action


new york -- protesters gathered outside john f. kennedy international airport in new york on urday demanding the release of refugees blocked from entering the united states.people in the crowd chanted “let them in.” celebrities including “ and the city” actress cynthia nixon joined the demonstration.  “we are all immigrants,” read one sign held by a protester. “let them in,” read another.others read: “refugees welcome,” “disobey” and “resist.”later on urday, a federal judge in new york temporarily barred the u.s. from deporting travelers covered by president trump’s travel ban, saying travelers who had been detained had a strong argument that their legal rights had been violated. u.s. district judge ann donnelly in new york issued the emergency order after lawyers for the american civil li






protesters gather at minneapolis airport in wake of refugee ban


protesters gathered late urday afternoon at the minneapolis-st. paul international airport, just hours after several travelers were detained as part of president donald trump's crackdown on the admission of refugees.minnesotans planned a 5 p.m. solidarity rally at the terminal 1 international baggage claim opposing trump's executive order barring migrants from seven primarily muslim countries — including business people, students and those with valid visas. before the rally, there were no known detainments of immigrants entering msp.the rally followed airport protests nationwide, including a daylong demonstration outside new york's john f. kennedy international airport, where two iraqi men were detained urday morning. one has since been released.a delta airlines spokeswoman said the compan






protesters gather at jfk, dulles airports over immigration action


new york -- protesters gathered outside john f. kennedy international airport in new york on urday demanding the release of refugees blocked from entering the united states. other protests took place nationwide.people in the crowd at kennedy airport chanted, “let them in.” celebrities including “ and the city” actress cynthia nixon joined the demonstration.  “we are all immigrants,” read one sign held by a protester. “let them in,” read another.others read: “refugees welcome,” “disobey” and “resist.”playvideocbsniraqi refugee freed after being detained at jfk airport hameed jhalid darweesh, an iraqi refugee, was released after being detained at jfk airport just one day after president trump's executive order b... later on urday, a federal judge in new york temporarily barred the u.s. from