Protesters stood in front of Terminal Two at Lindbergh Field Saturday afternoon to oppose President Trump’s executive order temporarily halting immigration from certain Muslim-majority nations.
And at Los Angeles International Airport, 300 protesters gathered at the international terminal and two candlelight vigils were organized.
“San Diegans opposed to the refugee and immigration bans are gathering at Lindbergh Airport, Terminal 2 at 3:00 p.m. to show Trump that America is inclusive and welcoming to all,” the message said. “Please come with signs and love.”
The protesters carried signs reading “No Muslim ban,” “Protect immigrants,” “Build a wall we will tear it down,” “San Diegans (heart) our immigrants” and other messages.
The ban drew quick condemnation from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who also urged protesters to remain calm and peaceful.
“Los Angeles will always be a place of refuge, where the most vulnerable people fleeing war, or religious or political oppression, can find a safe and welcoming home,” he said. “Congress outlawed the banning of immigrants by nationality more than 50 years ago because we have long known it does not make us safer.”
The San Diego Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union also put out a message on social media today, saying “If you, or anyone you know, is being detained at SAN airport due to Muslim ban, please contact us directly. (619) 398-4485 #KnowYourRights #NoBanNoWall.”
San Diego & Imperial County Community:
Refugees and others with valid visas are being denied entry to the United States…
Trump’s order, signed Friday, suspends all refugee entries for 120 days, indefinitely blocks all Syrian refugees, and bars entry for 90 days to all immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.
City News Service contributed to this article.
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