Protestors Against Trump’s Immigration Ban Gather at Shuttlesworth Airport

Gathering, Birmingham International Airport, Trump Immigration Policy

Hundreds of protesters met at the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport this afternoon to demonstrate opposition against President Trump’s executive orders banning people from Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Iran, Somalia or Yemen from traveling to the U.S.  for 90 days.

Gathering, Birmingham International Airport, Trump Immigration Policy
Photo courtesy of Bud Gabis

Confusion and chaos spread across U.S. airports this weekend as anxious families searched for arriving relatives, friends and business associates and protestors demonstrated against the measure.

 

The Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center, Marielen Hincapie, told WBRC:

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This is just he beginning.  We’re really in a crisis mode, a constitutional crisis mode in our country, and we’re going to need everyone,…This is definitely one of those all hands-on-deck moments.

Attendees included local clergy members and members from the Birmingham Islamic Society.

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Photo courtesy of Bud Gabis

The local protesters marched in a loop from the baggage claim area to the ticketing and security areas chanting: ‘Say it loud, say it clear, immigrants are welcome here,’  The ‘Love Trumps Hate’ sign was also visible.

 

 

What do you think?  Should we immediately allow people with U.S. Visas to  enter from these countries or do you agree with Trump’s 90 day moratorium?

Were you there?  Send us your photos and your experiences to hello (@)bhamnow.com.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.