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:
The moment some of those detained emerged from detention here in Dulles https://t.co/7p22grGkGS— Yeganeh Torbati (@Yeganeh Torbati) 1485661143.0
#muslimban protests at SeaTac: airline crew having to wade through protesters https://t.co/fc3jhY2viz— Tom James (@Tom James) 1485663521.0
This is great Dulles airport defies Trump and accepts refugees into the US #MuslimBan https://t.co/oVE5NBX4nu— Karim Jovian (@Karim Jovian) 1485660842.0
Just announced: detainees are being released at DFW Airport. #NoMuslimBan https://t.co/rnyE5nPidt— a sentient bag of dehydrated okra (@a sentient bag of dehydrated okra) 1485660639.0
Happening at LAX airport right now. #NoBanNoWall #NoMuslimBan #refugeeswelcome https://t.co/2KnLH8NMwO— Linda Sarsour (@Linda Sarsour) 1485658093.0
Philadelphia International Airport. Mayor has arrived. https://t.co/5CO2IlP3JF— Roy Eidelson (@Roy Eidelson) 1485654849.0
Crowd size estimate at Sea-Tac airport #MuslimBan protest is more than 2,000 people. #komonews https://t.co/XMxJ9609OP— Eric Jensen (@Eric Jensen) 1485662325.0
RT @Ryan11Alive #BREAKING family allowed to leave after being detained for 6 hours @ATLairport… https://t.co/Oq6FasPL7Q— 11Alive News (@11Alive News) 1485648996.0
Attorneys have set up shop at the O'Hare McDonald's as they work to get the 18 people held out https://t.co/zueaLgNVA4— Stacy St. Clair (@Stacy St. Clair) 1485646307.0
Cheers go up at O'Hare as attorneys announce all the detainees have been released, https://t.co/3Z2ONADRcr— Stacy St. Clair (@Stacy St. Clair) 1485663916.0
Clt airport #MuslimBan #NoBanNoWall https://t.co/uxzYGvJram— AutumnalEquinox🌈 (@AutumnalEquinox🌈) 1485658259.0
#NoBanNoWall at Sky Harbor Phoenix airport https://t.co/d2HdILivBG— Laura Zucker (@Laura Zucker) 1485657164.0
Protest at Philly International Airport against #MuslimBan in the last 2 hours after two Syrian families were detai… https://t.co/FIrXnmQel5— Popular Resistance (@Popular Resistance) 1485660432.0
.@flufftronix on #Periscope: Solidarity with detained refugees at the Philly airport https://t.co/YOZYeHNsUZ— MrChillYo (@MrChillYo) 1485657451.0
San Diego Airport. https://t.co/qa8pDMemmN— Heidi ✌🏻✌🏽✌🏾✌🏿 (@Heidi ✌🏻✌🏽✌🏾✌🏿) 1485661496.0
@jgebbia San Diego airport https://t.co/bsdD6oolub— Victor Lysenko (@Victor Lysenko) 1485664166.0
Newark International Airport https://t.co/jZmZuxDQTO— college dropout ☭ (@college dropout ☭) 1485664931.0
.@TomPerez leads chant at protest against Muslim ban at the Houston airport..."Don't fret, fight! Don't fret, fight… https://t.co/g7S6x5TB2Q— Xochitl Hinojosa (@Xochitl Hinojosa) 1485663474.0
Houston Airport Protest https://t.co/UTzHHLYYtl— Jad (@Jad) 1485659584.0
My view right now; Protest at Houston Airport... https://t.co/LhEKZ1ob7q— Ayo Ajayi🛩🏎⛹🏾♂️🏇🏾🎬🎼 (@Ayo Ajayi🛩🏎⛹🏾♂️🏇🏾🎬🎼) 1485657447.0