Pr*sident Donald Trump’s immigration ban has created chaos and consternation at airports in the U.S. and around the world. It is also sparking resistance. Protesters opposing the ban—which affects refugees, holders of U.S. visas from seven proscribed Muslim majority nations, and green card holders who were traveling abroad—have appeared at JFK airport in New York and San Francisco International airport, and a protest is slated to begin a few hours from now at Dulles International Airport.
A group of protesters mobilized at John F. Kennedy Airport following the detaining of two Iraqi refugees Saturday morning.
The demonstrators held homemade signs that read "No ban, no wall" and "Refugees welcome" in front of Terminal 4's international arrivals area Saturday afternoon. One sign even called for President Trump's impeachment and the deportation of the first lady.
"We're here to tell Trump that we are not going anywhere," said lawyer and refugee advocate Jacki Esposito, who helped organize the protest. "Today is the beginning of a long opposition from us, and our neighbors all over the country."
More, no doubt, to come.