In pics: US airports become scene of anguish after Trump’s Muslim travel ban
New York City’s Kennedy airport became a scene of anguish and desperation Saturday for the families of people detained after arriving in the US from nations subject to President Donald Trump’s travel ban.Updated: Jan 29, 2017 09:58 IST
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New York City’s Kennedy airport became a scene of anguish and desperation Saturday for the families of people detained after arriving in the US from nations subject to President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
Many flights to the U.S. already were in the air Friday when the president’s order barred entry to citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations.
The scene at JFK right now: "No hate, no fear; Muslims are welcome here!" pic.twitter.com/d5LuG0Yxll— Azmat Khan (@AzmatZahra) January 29, 2017
Lawyers and advocates working at the airport said they didn’t have a hard count on the number of people taken into custody after getting off their flights.
Two members of congress, Democrats Jerrold Nadler and Nydia Velazquez, joined several hundred protesters who spent part of the day at the airport trying to win the release of about a dozen people they said had been detained.
People in the crowd chanted “Let them in.” Celebrities including “Sex and the City” actress Cynthia Nixon joined the demonstration.
The detainees in New York included two Iraqis who had previously been given permission to come to the U.S. because of their ties to the U.S. military.
First Published: Jan 29, 2017 09:52 IST