Hundreds of demonstrators pack OIA to protest Trump's executive order

ORLANDO, Fla. — Hundreds of demonstrators packed Orlando International Airport to protest President Donald Trump's latest executive order.

The order bans citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for 90 days.

Three people were detained at the airport Sunday morning because of the immigration order, Rep. Darren Soto told Channel 9.

"Right now, we're here for three of them," he said. "But we're also going to be awaiting information for others who may apply."

A permanent U.S. resident, originally from Iran, was detained for several hours despite having her green card, Soto said.

Soto, D-Fla., said a couple visiting from Syria were also detained.

Their son, Elias Habbabeh, is a U.S. citizen. He told Channel 9 that despite having voted for Trump, he’s annoyed that his parents were detained because of the president’s executive order.

"I'm one of the people [who] wanted the economy to improve," he said. "[I'm] worried. I just want to know what's going on, what happened."

The man said he had already paid for his parents’ visas and green cards.

"I came here for this particular reason: that America accepts people from everywhere," protester Amamy Shalaby said. "This is why I love America."

The demonstrators filled a food court in Terminal B to protest the ban. The demonstration lasted about an hour.

The airport said there were no flight delays or delays at security checkpoints, and parking wasn't impacted.

"There are no direct flights from the cited countries operating at MCO," airport spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell said. "Airport security and [the] Orlando Police Department maintained a presence to ensure protests were peaceful."

The Trump administration went on the defensive Sunday, making the talk show rounds and explaining the controversial decision.

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said there won’t be any apologies over the new order after the ban sparked widespread protests in the U.S. on Saturday and prompted a court order temporarily barring the U.S from deporting some people.

The action “doesn’t affect green card holders moving forward,” Priebus said.

"We have to do everything we can to protect ourselves from those who want to do us harm," U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said. "But a hastily issued policy that bans everyone from one of these seven countries from entering the U.S. -- including the Iraqi interpreters who served alongside our troops in Iraq -- is not the answer."

The court order came as dozens of people were detained on Saturday as they arrived in the U.S., most already en route as the order took effect on Friday.

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