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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 WarrenWorld passes 3 million coronavirus deaths Poll: 56 percent say wealth tax is part of solution to inequality Democratic senators call on Biden to support waiving vaccine patents MORE (D-Mass.), along with other Massachusetts lawmakers such as Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Sen. Ed MarkeyEd MarkeyDemocratic Rep. Mondaire Jones calls on Breyer to retire Democratic senators call on Biden to support waiving vaccine patents Progressives put Democrats on defense 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 SchumerChuck SchumerPew poll: 50 percent approve of Democrats in Congress Former state Rep. Vernon Jones launches challenge to Kemp in Georgia Schumer lays groundwork for future filibuster reform MORE (D-N.Y.) tweeted that he was heading to there to "protest these awful actions."

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandIntelligence leaders warn of threats from China, domestic terrorism Jon Stewart accuses VA of being 'an obstacle' to burn pits medical care Family policy that could appeal to the right and the left 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.