January 31, 2017
Left, Del. Marcus Simon was at Dulles airport Saturday and Sunday, as well as (center) state Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-33), and (right) U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11), asking that some of the more than 20 lawyers present be given the opportunity to meet with the detainees.
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Demonstrators, volunteer attorneys and elected officials welcome travelers, extend help detainees.
Demonstrations sprang up at airports around the United States over the weekend, following an Executive Order by President Donald Trump that blocks travelers from seven largely Muslim countries — Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia — in the interests of more significant vetting and preventing would-be terrorists from entering the country.