The following photos were taken by my husband at the Philadelphia International Airport on Sunday, January 29th.
The day before, an Executive Order from President Trump caused legal immigrants, permanent residents and fully-vetted refugees from 7 predominantly Muslim countries to be detained upon arrival and, in some cases, sent back to their countries of origin. Lawyers worked through the night to secure the release of at least some of the detainees.
This article in Politico from Dartmouth College professor Daniel Benjamin helps explain why we think the Executive Order is a bad idea.
The next day’s protests in multiple locations were meant to express outrage at the Executive Order and to provide support to those attorneys and elected officials who are fighting it. Jewish Voice for Peace, one of the organizers, reported that over 5,000 people protested at PHL.
Eric thinks the photos speak for themselves.