Outrage continued early Monday morning at O’Hare Worldwide Airport in response to President Donald Trump’s government order that briefly restricts entry to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority nations and indefinitely bans Syrian refugees from crossing into the nation.
O’Hare was one among a number of airports throughout the nation the place vacationers have been detained and protests erupted over the weekend.
Officers advised NBC 5 that nobody was being questioned or detained on the airport on Monday morning, however attorneys wanting to assist detainees have been already on the terminal holding indicators hours earlier than the primary worldwide flight was scheduled to reach at 6 a.m.
Hundreds of protesters turned out at O’Hare on each Saturday and Sunday night time. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was certainly one of many elected officers who got here out to thank the attorneys who have been available to assist the detainees.
“Chicago has been a spot the place immigrants have all the time discovered the American dream obtainable to their youngsters and it all the time shall be,” Emanuel stated. “I’m each a son and a grandson of immigrants.”
Emanuel stated the chief order won’t cease Chicago from being a sanctuary metropolis, and is encouraging residents to host refugees and immigrants for a meal to point out unity, or to even name a household to welcome them to Chicago.
President Trump launched a press release amid the protests asserting, “To be clear, this isn’t a Muslim ban, because the media is falsely reporting” as a result of there are forty different predominately Muslim nations that weren’t impacted by the ban.
On Monday morning, Trump adopted up on Twitter by saying that “huge issues” have been created at airports by a Delta Airways pc outage, “protesters and the tears of Senator Schumer.”
The president added that “solely 109 out of 325,000 have been detained and held for questioning” following his government order to bar people from seven Muslim-majority nations – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Sudan.
Protests have been additionally held in Washington, New York, Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, Boston and San Francisco.
On Sunday, attorneys basic from sixteen states and the District of Columbia issued a press release condemning the order.