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Thousands protest Trump's immigration order in New York

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 01:03

An estimated 10,000 people rally in New York City to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's executie order restricting entry into the country for travels from seven Muslim-majority nations.

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) In New York City on Sunday (January 29), a second wave of demonstrations followed spontaneous rallies that broke out at U.S. airports on Saturday as U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents began enforcing President Donald Trump's directive. The order, which bars admission of Syrian refugees and suspends travel to the United States from Syria, Iraq, Iran and four other countries on national security grounds, has led to the detention or deportation of hundreds of people arriving at U.S. airports. Sunday's protests took place at Battery Park in lower Manhattan, within sight of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, long a symbol of welcome to U.S. shores. The march, estimated to have grown to about 10,000 people, later began heading to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in lower Manhattan. Trump defended the executive order in a statement on Sunday, saying the United States would resume issuing visas to all countries once secure policies were put in place over the next 90 days.

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Thousands protest Trump's immigration order in New York

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 01:03