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:
— TheAnonMessage (@TheAnonnMessage) January 29, 2017
The moment some of those detained emerged from detention here in Dulles pic.twitter.com/7p22grGkGS
— Yeganeh Torbati (@yjtorbati) January 29, 2017
— Tom James (@tomjames206) January 29, 2017
Chants continue inside SeaTac airport. pic.twitter.com/Gb84KzRd5V
— Hassan/NotFREEBANDZ (@HassanPRG) January 29, 2017
— Karim Metwaly (@KarimyScreamy) January 29, 2017
— Levi Weaver (@leviweaver) January 29, 2017
— Chantee Lans WBZ (@ChanteeLans) January 29, 2017
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) January 29, 2017
Philadelphia International Airport. Mayor has arrived. pic.twitter.com/5CO2IlP3JF
— Roy Eidelson (@royeidelson) January 29, 2017
— Eric Jensen (@EricJensenTV) January 29, 2017
In Miami airport today a welcomed message of peace in the midst of chaos created by fear pic.twitter.com/GBmqbvSaQU
— Christina Puchalski (@cpuchalski1) January 29, 2017
— Thinker (@SmellTheTea) January 29, 2017
— CK (@ckassis) January 29, 2017
— 11Alive News (@11AliveNews) January 29, 2017
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
— Stacy St. Clair (@StacyStClair) January 28, 2017
Cheers go up at O'Hare as attorneys announce all the detainees have been released, pic.twitter.com/3Z2ONADRcr
— Stacy St. Clair (@StacyStClair) January 29, 2017
— AutumnLovesHillary (@AutumnNAlston) January 29, 2017
— Laura Zucker (@lazucker) January 29, 2017
— Popular Resistance (@PopResistance) January 29, 2017
— Deplorable MrChillYo (@hondavtec89) January 29, 2017
San Diego Airport. pic.twitter.com/qa8pDMemmN
— Heidi L ✌🏼 (@heidi_33diego) January 29, 2017
— Victor Lysenko (@VictorLys) January 29, 2017
Newark International Airport pic.twitter.com/jZmZuxDQTO
— benny • בני (@bennykoval) January 29, 2017
— Xochitl Hinojosa (@XochitlHinojosa) January 29, 2017
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
Trump campaign in danger of having lawsuits thrown out over unpaid legal bills: report
According to a report from Politico, Donald Trump's cash-strapped campaign is frantically attempting to collect settlements in legal disputes because it needs the money to fund other lawsuits that are in danger of being dismissed.
Noting that the campaign of the embattled president is pressing Omarosa Manigault Newman to make a delinquent $52,000 payment for writing an unauthorized book about White House doings, the report explains the money is desperately needed.
‘Women didn’t like that’: Fox News host grills GOP chairwoman after Trump interrupts ‘145 times’ at debate
Fox News host Sandra Smith pressed Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel on Thursday over the idea that President Donald Trump could be punished with a "mute button" after he repeatedly interrupted Democratic candidate Joe Biden at Tuesday's presidential debate.
During an interview on Fox News, Smith noted that the Commission on Presidential Debates is considering changing the rules due to the constant interruptions at the first debate between Biden and Trump.
"At any point when you were watching the debate, did you wish that perhaps President Trump didn't jump in there as much as he did?" Smith wondered.
Rod Rosenstein secretly crippled the Mueller investigation: report
According to a report from the New York Times, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had a hand in limiting the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into ties between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and the Russians by secretly curtailing an FBI counterintelligence probe.
The report from Michael Schmidt of the Times begins by stating, "The Justice Department secretly took steps in 2017 to narrow the investigation into Russian election interference and any links to the Trump campaign, according to former law enforcement officials," before adding, "But law enforcement officials never fully investigated Mr. Trump’s own relationship with Russia, even though some career F.B.I. counterintelligence investigators thought his ties posed such a national security threat that they took the extraordinary step of opening an inquiry into them."