Trump's travel ban on 134 million people in tatters
Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel to the US from seven majority-Muslim countries is in tatters after the American Civil Liberties Union won a class action lawsuit after two Iraqis were detained at JFK airport in New York.
chicagonewsnow: Travelers Detained Due To Trump Travel Ban Released, Attorneys Say https://t.co/GQuWtCmkPl#chica… pic.twitter.com/eikqKeDpSc— Jessica Brook (@jessicabrook30) January 29, 2017
The pair, with links to the US military, were legally allowed to enter America, but were detained by customs officials at JFK.
Hameed Khalid Darweesh, one of those held spoke after he was released: “I support the US government on the other side of the world. But when I came here, they said no. And they treated me as if I broke the law, or did something wrong and I’m surprised, really. really, surprised.”
jimsciutto</a> asked Twitter for stories of those affected by Trump's travel ban. Here are some of those stories <a href="https://t.co/TY3oEqfL4Y">https://t.co/TY3oEqfL4Y</a> <a href="https://t.co/YiF4pkg4DL">pic.twitter.com/YiF4pkg4DL</a></p>— CNN Politics (CNNPolitics) January 29, 2017
Trump has banned 134 million people from entering the US for the next 90 days.
Protesters occupied JFK airport after Trump signed the executive order banning travel to the US for nationals from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya for the next 90 days.
Confusion hampered the implementation of the Trump administration’s travel ban https://t.co/2wXPfAzCicpic.twitter.com/Z35TX386Dw— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 29, 2017
All are Muslim majority countries where Trump has no business interests.
Nationals from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan are allowed to travel to the US, but will face “extreme vetting,” according to the president.