Facing a crowd of protesters at Logan International Airport on Saturday night, US Senator Elizabeth Warren denounced President Trump’s recent immigration order, proclaiming, “we will not turn away children.”
“We will not turn away families,” said Warren, as the crowd repeated the words back to her. “We will not turn away people who try to help Americans. We will not turn away anyone because of their religion.”
Warren told reporters she did not have exact information about the status or number of people being detained at Logan.
“I cannot believe this is happening,” she said.
Around the country, people protested Trump’s order at airports. The executive order, signed on Friday, bars all refugees from entering the country for 120 days and Syrian refugees indefinitely. The temporary ban also applied to immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Warren said persecuting anyone “for their religious beliefs is an attack on the very foundation of democracy.”
“We are better people than that,” she said. “It is an honor to be here with you, to stand with you, to speak with you, and most of all, to fight shoulder to should with you.”
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