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After Thousands Protest Immigration Ban, Federal Judge Grants Stay To Detainees

After Thousands Protest Immigration Ban, Federal Judge Grants Stay To Detainees”

U.S. human rights groups, including American Civil Liberties, immediately filed a suit against the detention of those people.

Federal judge grants emergency stay for citizens in transit from seven countries named in Trump's executive order. A few minutes later, in the Eastern District of Virginia, Judge Leonie Brinkema issued a temporary restraining order giving all permanent legal residents detained at Dulles Airport access to lawyers, and blocking the petitioners from being removed.

"This is a great victory for our clients Hameed and Haider, and for the many others across the country whose lives were suddenly turned upside-down by President Trump's inhumane and unconstitutional order". In the past, she has served as a judge on the New York State Court of Claims and in the Supreme Courts in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan.

The ACLU and other groups filed the suit on behalf of two refugees barred entry at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, including Hameed Khalid Darweesh, an interpreter who had worked for the USA military in Iraq.

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The protesters gathered in Terminal 4 at JFK and showed signs reading, "We are all immigrants!" and "No ban!"

The New York Taxi Drivers Alliance, composed of 19,000 members, said it would not make any pickups from the airport, as drivers "stand in solidarity" with those protesting.

More than 75 percent of Canada's exports are to the U.S. Later he was a contract engineer for the U.S.

The group believes between 100 and 200 people have been detained at U.S. airports or in transit. Two Democratic U.S. Representatives, Nydia Velazquez and Jerrold Nalder, were at the airport trying to get 11 other detainees released.

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"I think her decision was typical of her sense of justness and fairness", the retired Manhattan district attorney told the Daily News.

Dozens of people waited outside of the courthouse chanting, "Set them free!" as lawyers made their case.

Despite criticisms, President Trump said Saturday his crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries "is not a Muslim ban".

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