It has been a long, difficult day for many people trying to enter the U.S., some of whom were holding valid visas when their flights left the ground only to find themselves turned back at U.S. airports.
Donald Trump’s vaguely-worded executive order banning nationals from Sudan, Syria and a number of other Muslim countries set off chaos in our nation’s immigration system.
However, when Americans found out what was happening at our airports, massive protests assembled at airports around the country.
Now, after a federal judge issued an emergency stay to travelers trapped by Trump’s immigration orders, many stranded travelers and weary refugees are being allowed to complete their journeys.
Here is a video roundup of some of the joyful scenes at airports across the country.
This video is from Dulles Airport:
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The moment some of those detained emerged from detention here in Dulles pic.twitter.com/7p22grGkGS
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Chants continue inside SeaTac airport. pic.twitter.com/Gb84KzRd5V
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Philadelphia International Airport. Mayor has arrived. pic.twitter.com/5CO2IlP3JF
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In Miami airport today a welcomed message of peace in the midst of chaos created by fear pic.twitter.com/GBmqbvSaQU
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Attorneys have set up shop at the O'Hare McDonald's as they work to get the 18 people held out pic.twitter.com/zueaLgNVA4
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Cheers go up at O'Hare as attorneys announce all the detainees have been released, pic.twitter.com/3Z2ONADRcr
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San Diego Airport. pic.twitter.com/qa8pDMemmN
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Newark International Airport pic.twitter.com/jZmZuxDQTO
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Houston Airport Protest pic.twitter.com/UTzHHLYYtl
— giant j (@PGiantB) January 29, 2017
My view right now; Protest at Houston Airport… pic.twitter.com/LhEKZ1ob7q
— Ayo Ajayi (@Ayomagnum) January 29, 2017
Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls
But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."