Second day of protests breaks out against Trump's immigration order

Second day of protests breaks out against Trump's immigration order
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Protests broke out Sunday across the country following President Trump's sweeping executive order barring refugees and people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the country for set periods of time.

Lawmakers on Sunday joined thousands of people who gathered in several states to protest the president's order.

Thousands of people gathered Sunday in Boston's Copley Square to protest the immigration ban, according to USA Today.

Protesters were joined by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Trump bets base will stick with him on immigration Dems call for action against Cassidy-Graham ObamaCare repeal MORE (D-Mass.), along with other Massachusetts lawmakers such as Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Sen. Edward MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyOvernight Regulation: FTC launches probe into Equifax | Dems propose tougher data security rules | NYC aims to slash greenhouse gas emissions | EPA to reconsider Obama coal ash rule Overnight Cybersecurity: Kaspersky to testify before House | US sanctions Iranians over cyberattacks | Equifax reveals flaw that led to hack Dems propose data security bill after Equifax hack MORE (D). 

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People also came out in New York City on Sunday afternoon to protest in Battery Park. Senate Majority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill This week: Senate wrapping up defense bill after amendment fight Cuomo warns Dems against cutting DACA deal with Trump MORE (D-N.Y.) tweeted that he was heading to there to "protest these awful actions."

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Senate passes 0B defense bill MORE (D-N.Y.) also said she would stand with the thousands of "concerned New Yorkers to protect Trump's shameful executive order."

In Washington, D.C., lawmakers joined protesters at the White House to stand up against the order, with newly elected Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) spotted in the crowd. 

Protests are also scheduled throughout the day in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago, according to CNN.

The president on Friday signed an executive order that bars Syrian refugees indefinitely and halts the country's refugee resettlement program for four months. 
 
It also denies entry for 90 days to people from seven majority-Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya.
 
Protests broke out Saturday at airports across the country against the immigration ban, with people urging the country to be welcoming to immigrants and refugees, and lawyers flocking to offer aid to detained people.
 
A federal judge in New York on Saturday night granted an emergency stay temporarily halting the removal of people detained following Trump's order.
 
The move appears to mark the first successful legal challenge to the Trump administration and affects those who have arrived in the U.S. with previously approved refugee applications or were in transit with valid visas. Similar rulings were later issued in Virginia, Massachusetts and Washington state.
 
Schumer on Sunday said Democrats are considering legislation to overturn the president's actions.