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How Airports And Activists Are Reacting To Day 1 Of The Travel Ban

Hours after President Donald Trump's travel ban was put in place, reactions were mixed at airports around the country.
Posted at 10:15 AM, Jun 30, 2017

Trump administration's contentious and long-stalled travel ban went into effect Thursday evening, and it was met with mixed reactions.

In New York City, hundreds protested on the street hours before the ban went into effect. In other major cities, like San Francisco and Los Angeles, protesters gathered at the airport. And some activists and legal experts readied themselves at major airports to offer immigrants and travelers support.

When the executive order issuing the travel ban was first signed earlier this year, protests were widespread across the country. But there were fewer demonstrations this time, and they were less chaotic.

Local Denver news outlets reported earlier in the evening the impact was "unclear" and that there were no protests at Denver International Airport. The same was true at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

But one immigration law expert said it might not stay quiet for long. He told CNN the "order will create more confusion, delays and litigation."

The Supreme Court order that partially reinstated the ban said it couldn't apply to anyone with a "bona fide" relationship to someone in the U.S.

The administration issued a seemingly narrow definition of what qualifies as a "bona fide relationship." The state of Hawaii filed an emergency request asking the court to expand the definition to include more family relationships.