President’s orders prompt protests across country
President Donald Trump's controversial executive orders spawned protests around the country over the weekend, including one at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The advocacy group Make the Road New York says it joined the protests there Saturday after learning about some Iraqi migrants were detained at the airport due to the president's ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
"He [President Trump] needs to respect all immigrants. Everybody is the same here, and all of us come into this country to work hard and to progress," says member Nieves Padilla.
Trump has lashed out at critics who said the travel ban was implemented hastily, tweeting that if he had given advance notice of the ban, "bad dudes" would rush into the country before it took effect.
Make the Road also rallied in Battery Park on Sunday, in protest of the president's pledge to build a wall along the border with Mexico.