President Donald Trump’s so-called Muslim Ban executive order has seen numerous travellers detained at US airports with others refused boarding of flights heading to the USA. The executive order bans refugees and bars citizens from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libyan, Somalia and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days.
The order has caused protesters to take to the airports to make their voice heard like these events caught at New York’s JFK airport.
The scene from above as thousands chant and scream, draping banners from above at JFK international arrivals shouting "LET THEM IN!" pic.twitter.com/ugU8zbKYiv
— Jack Smith IV (@JackSmithIV) January 28, 2017
Google co-founder Sergey Brin has been protesting at US airports where travellers are being detained. Joining him in his protests are some video game developers who are protesting in their own way around the world.
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) Tweeted
GDC is a global community – we're horrified by the #MuslimBan. Of course we'll refund affected attendees, and keep fighting for inclusivity.
— Official_GDC (@Official_GDC) January 29, 2017
Rami Ismael, co-founder of Vlambeer and a Muslim residing in the Netherlands added
— Rami Ismail (@tha_rami) January 29, 2017
Paul Murphy, CEO of Dots Tweeted
— Paul Murphy (@paulbz) January 29, 2017
While Brianna Wu, who is running for Congress in 2018 as a Democrat added
I will be there at Copley tomorrow, protesting this.
When I'm elected to congress, we'll stop this unconstitutional religious persecution. https://t.co/Pcp1lq7z3d
— Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) January 28, 2017
Joseph Staten, co-creator of Halo joined the protests by contributing to the ACLU
— Joseph Staten (@joestaten) January 29, 2017
Kamil Moledina, a game leader for Google Play and Daydream at Google wrote:
It's painful to see the impact of this executive order, my hope is that the real America stands up and rejects Trump https://t.co/tBHM7KJVok
— Jamil Moledina (@jmoledina) January 29, 2017
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella blogged about the ban via LinkedIN where he wrote
As an immigrant and as a CEO, I’ve both experienced and seen the positive impact that immigration has on our company, for the country, and for the world. We will continue to advocate on this important topic.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) acknowledged that a federal judge had granted their request for a nationwide temporary injunction on parts of the Muslim Ban.
A federal judge granted the American Civil Liberties Union’s request for a nationwide temporary injunction that will block the deportation of all people stranded in U.S. airports under President Trump’s new Muslim ban.