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What We Know So Far
- Protests erupted across the US on Sunday for a second day as the impact of President Donald Trump’s executive orders to restrict visas and refugees, particularly from a group of Muslim-majority nations, started to set in, stranding passengers at airports around the globe.
- Trump on Friday signed executive orders that suspended the US refugee program for 120 days, and indefinitely banned those coming from Syria. The order also barred entry into the United States for citizens of Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen for 90 days.
- An Iraqi man who risked his life working as an interpreter for US forces was among the first immigrants blocked at an American airport Friday night. News of his detention at JFK airport in New York, and eventual release, sparked a large demonstration Saturday that grew into the night. Other demonstrations protesting Trump’s executive orders also started popping up across the US, including in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Washington, DC.
- On Saturday night, federal judges began pushing back against the order. One issued a stay that prevents travelers already here from being immediately deported, telling the court, “I think the government hasn’t had a full chance to think about this.” A federal judge in Virginia also ordered officials to give lawyers access to “all legal permanent residents” being detained at Dulles International Airport.
- Early Sunday, the Department of Homeland Security said it would comply with the judicial orders, but said the executive orders remain in place.
- State Department officials are expected to sign a “dissent” memo opposing Trump’s ban.
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