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 WarrenBipartisan group of lawmakers aim to reform US sugar program Schumer: Dems want DACA fix in government spending bill The Hill interview — DNC chief: I came here to win elections MORE (D-Mass.), along with other Massachusetts lawmakers such as Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyCBS series 'Madam Secretary' exploring 'fake news' plot Senate Dems warn against cutting ObamaCare fund to pay for children's health program Trump’s North Korea strategy requires an intervention from Congress 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 Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump is right: The visa lotto has got to go Schumer predicts bipartisan support for passing DACA fix this year No room for amnesty in our government spending bill MORE (D-N.Y.) tweeted that he was heading to there to "protest these awful actions."

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandAfter Texas shooting, lawmakers question whether military has systemic reporting problem Senators push mandatory sexual harassment training for members, staff CNN to air sexual harassment Town Hall featuring Gretchen Carlson, Anita Hill 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.