Herring formally requests info on detentions in Virginia under Trump order
- Author: Wendy Palmer Feb 02, 2017,
Feb 02, 2017, 0:06
On Sunday night, Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) became the sixth member of Congress to challenge authorities at the airport, which serves the Washington, D.C., area.
Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) released a letter January 31 addressed to new Department of Homeland Security Director John Kelly asking for clarification on President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Footage taken ABC7 yesterday showed the boy's distraught mother embracing the child at Dulles International Airport in Virginia after she had been forced to wait for him at an immigration checkpoint.
"To assume that just because of someone's age and gender that they don't pose a threat would be misguided and wrong", said Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
The mother declined to speak with reporters, but Senator Chris Van Hollen said the little boy was a U.S. citizen who lives with his mother in Maryland. Senator Van Hollen helped draw national attention to the boy's plight with a Facebook post that also blasted Donald Trump.
The motion was filed by the Legal Aid Justice Center on behalf of more than 50 permanent residents detained at Dulles on Saturday. After such an explosive weekend, President Donald Trump was defending his controversial immigration order.
Trump's Muslim-majority country immigration ban sparked protests across the nation, with thousands gathering at airports in New York, Los Angeles, and across more than a dozen American cities. And thank goodness for the federal judge who upheld the rule of law and temporarily blocked the implementation of Trump's removal order.
All three governors from Delmarva have weighed in on President Trump's travel ban, with Gov. John Carney (D) and Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) speaking out against it.
Lawyers are being denied access to people who were detained and barred from entering the United States at airports across American after President Donald Trump signed a surprise "Muslim ban" on Friday.
Trump touted his executive order as a means of "keeping radical Islamic Terrorists out of the United State of America" and said, "We don't want to admit into our country the threats we are fighting overseas".