One of the detainees held in response to President Trump's order banning refugees from seven Muslim majority countries was later released, but protests have continued to grow.
UPDATE 9:56 p.m.: A federal judge in Brooklyn issued an emergency ruling tonight that allows those detained immigrants to stay in the U.S. "We won," Dale Ho, ACLU's director of Voting Rights Project, told the NY Daily News, adding that the government must provide list of names of those affected. "Stay is national."
The surge in activity at the airport was documented on Twitter:
Stunning scene at JFK airport pic.twitter.com/ZAwnYmELo8— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) January 28, 2017
The scene from above as thousands chant and scream, draping banners from above at JFK international arrivals shouting "LET THEM IN!" pic.twitter.com/ugU8zbKYiv— Jack Smith IV (@JackSmithIV) January 28, 2017