After Donald Trump issued an executive order that amounts to a ban on people from Muslim countries entering the country, people lost it. Protests at airports emerged over the weekend and after a group of people trying to enter the U.S. were detained for several hours. The move by Trump caused the ACLU to file an emergency hearing and a Brooklyn judge called the order unconstitutional and temporarily lifted the ban.
The New York Times reports:
A federal judge in Brooklyn came to the aid of scores of refugees and others who were trapped at airports across the United States on Saturday after an executive order signed by President Trump, which sought to keep many foreigners from entering the country, led to chaotic scenes across the globe.
The judge’s ruling blocked part of the president’s actions, preventing the government from deporting some arrivals who found themselves ensnared by the presidential order. But it stopped short of letting them into the country or issuing a broader ruling on the constitutionality of Mr. Trump’s actions.
The high-stakes legal case played out on Saturday amid global turmoil, as the executive order signed by the president slammed shut the borders of the United States for an Iranian scientist headed to a lab in Massachusetts, a Syrian refugee family headed to a new life in Ohio and countless others across the world.
Celebs around the world including Chuck D. and Rihanna spoke out against President Trump’s order. See them below.
Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 29, 2017
Expect artists to be banned & jailed by 2020 .in the USA .. im clear on this pic.twitter.com/5ybYVFiAFy
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) January 28, 2017
This is a beautiful story. When we reject Iraqi refugees, we reject Brahim. Shame on America. Shame on Donald Trump. https://t.co/1NzFtUPvm8
— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 29, 2017
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) January 28, 2017