OUTRAGE: Crowds Gather at JFK to Protest Trump’s Immigration Ban

Aaannnddd more protests.

These are becoming more common than uncommon, and it seems this is just the age we live in, now.

Outrage over President Trump’s refugee ban, and what some are considering a “religious test” to enter has sparked howls of outrage from, well, the perpetually outraged.

Because the Executive Order was signed yesterday, it impacted some immigrants who were already on their way to the U.S.

In particular, two Iraqis were detained at JFK Airport, both with green cards, legally allowed to enter the U.S., but because of Trump’s ban on immigrants from Iraq, they were detained for a time.

One gentleman, Hameed Khalid Darweesh, worked as an interpreter for the U.S. during the Iraq war.

By Saturday evening, Darweesh was released and reunited with his family.

He and a second man detained, Haider Sameer Abdulkaleq Alshawi, are now suing because of what some are calling an unlawful detention.

And as of this evening, massive crowds have gathered at JFK, Terminal #4, in order to – what else – protest Trump’s ban.

And of course, Michael Moore couldn’t wait to claim credit for it.

Sure, Michael. It was you… and some others.

From the Hill:

Trump on Friday signed an executive order that he said would provide a thorough vetting of refugees to ensure that “radical Islamic terrorists” cannot get into the United States.

Trump’s order indefinitely blocks refugees from war-torn Syria from entering the U.S. and suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days while the administration determines which countries pose the least risk.

It sounds reasonable enough, but is it legal?

The subject was discussed over at RedState earlier in the day.

For now, things are chaotic at JFK, so if you’re in the area, you may need to look for another way home.

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