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Iran says it will ban US citizens in response to President Donald Trump's travel ban


[UPDATE] 12:53pm |  Iran says it will ban US citizens in response to Trump's travel ban.

One detainee released

On Saturday, one of the Iraqi men detained overnight hours after President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring refugees from entering the country, was released from John F. Kennedy airport in New York.

"By releasing him we ensure that we are keeping America safe,"  Rep. Nydia Velazquez said during a press conference. As of Saturday afternoon, the second man was still detained.

Velazquez went to the airport to stand up to the new executive order.

Traveling in Donald Trump's America

Hours after President Donald Trump signed a controversial executive order banning Syrian refugees and limiting the flow of other refugees into the United States, dozens of travelers inside the country and abroad are already experiencing real-life consequences.

-Lawsuits filed after refugees detained at airport
-Cairo curbs Iraqi travelers
-Google, Microsoft send memos warning employees, plus Zuckerberg reacts

Lawsuit filed after refugees detained at airport

Lawyers for two Iraqis who had been granted visas to enter the US have filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and the US government after they were detained when they arrived in New York Friday, according to court papers obtained by CNN.

The men are currently being held at JFK airport in New York. "It is unconstitutional holding these individuals in detainment," Mark Doss, an attorney for the two men told CNN  on Saturday.

We are aware of the directive and are working with the federal government to comply.
Luke Punzenberger, United Airlines Spokesman

United Airlines responds to travel ban

United Airlines sent a statement to CNN Saturday in response to Trump's executive order that suspends the US Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days. It also bars Iraqi citizens, as well as people from six other Muslim-majority nations, from entering the US for 90 days.

In Cairo, Egypt five Iraqi travelers and one Yemeni were barred from boarding an EgyptAir flight Saturday from Cairo to Kennedy Airport, sources at Cairo airport said.

The six passengers were prevented from boarding EgyptAir Flight 985 at Cairo airport despite holding valid immigration visas, the sources said.

The passengers were being held at the airport until they could re-board on a flight back to Iraq.

Threat to technology: Google and Facebook reacts

Google CEO Sundar Pichai issued an emergency policy changes to employees over Trump's travel ban. The media giant recalled around 100 of its affected staff from overseas.

Microsoft has warned its shareholders that curbs on immigration could have a material impact on its business, according to BBC correspondent Joe Lynam.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg posted a lengthy message, saying he was "concerned."

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