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
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