An Executive Order pausing entry for 90 days to the US for citizens from seven designated countries including Iran, Iraq and Yemen has caused widespread chaos at American airports over the weekend.

President Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’, which also halts refugees from Syria and caps immigration at 50,000 this year saw protests at US airports as authorities attempted to implement the hastily announced EO – leading to people being detained. Confusion between agencies responsible for immigration was also shared by airlines, some of whom have now adjusted their crewing schedules to avoid their pilots or cabin crews being detained in transit. Meanwhile the travel ban saw two days of protests erupt at US airports, including New York’s JFK, Philadelphia, Portland, Chicago and Seattle.       

News Team
30 January 2017