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10:30 PM ET, January 28, 2017


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New York Times:
Refugees Detained at U.S. Airports, Prompting Legal Challenges to Trump's Immigration Order  —  President Trump's executive order closing the nation's borders to refugees was put into immediate effect Friday night.  Refugees who were in the air on the way to the United States when the order …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Federal court halts Trump's immigration ban  —  Step one in a long fight to come  —  The federal court for the Eastern District of New York issued an emergency stay halting President Donald Trump's executive order banning entry to the US from seven majority-Muslim countries tonight …
Ben Dreyfuss / Mother Jones:
A Federal Judge Just Issued A Stay Against Donald Trump's “Muslim Ban”  —  A federal judge in Brooklyn just issued an emergency stay against Donald Trump's executive order banning immigration from certain predominantly Muslim countries, temporarily allowing people who have landed in the US with a valid visa to remain.
Kelsey Snell / Washington Post:
Facing intense criticism, some Republicans are speaking out against Trump's refugee ban.  Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell aren't among them.  —  Facing intense criticism and dramatic news coverage of chaos and protests at airports worldwide, several congressional Republicans …
Doina Chiacu / Reuters:
Green card holders included in Trump ban -Homeland Security  —  People holding so-called green cards, making them legal permanent U.S. residents, are included in President Donald Trump's executive action temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States …
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
Federal judge blocks Trump immigration order: report  —  The federal court for the Eastern District of New York has issued an emergency stay halting President Trump's executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S, The Verge reported Saturday night.
Marcelo Rochabrun / ProPublica:
Trump Executive Order Could Block 500,000 Legal U.S. Residents From Returning to America From Trips  —  When details leaked earlier this week about a spate of immigration-related executive orders from President Donald Trump, much public discussion focused on a 30-day ban on new visas for citizens from seven “terror-prone” countries.
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Trump's Immigration Ban Draws Deep Anger and Muted Praise  —  A group of Nobel Prize winners said it would damage American leadership in higher education and research.  House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and some relatives of Americans killed in terrorist attacks said it was right on target.
Adrienne Mahsa Varkiani / ThinkProgress:
Here's your list of all the protests happening against the Muslim Ban  —  Resist.  —  On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order severely restricting migration from seven Muslim-majority countries.  —  Under the “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States …
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
My great grandparents came from Germany, Austria and Poland.  Priscilla's parents were refugees from China and Vietnam.  The United States is a nation of immigrants, and we should be proud of that.  —  Like many of you, I'm concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by President Trump.
Tamer El-Ghobashy / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Visa Ban Also Applies to Citizens With Dual Nationality, State Department Says  —  Citizens of the seven countries identified by President Donald Trump for a 90-day visa ban who hold dual nationality also will be barred from entering the United States, the U.S. State Department said in a statement Saturday.
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Google Recalls Staff to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
Trump's immigration ban sends shockwaves
Jerry Markon / Washington Post:
Judge stays deportations; Trump order barring refugees, migrants from Muslim countries triggers chaos, outrage
Discussion:, Daily Kos and AOL
New York Times:
Banned From U.S.: ‘You Need to Go Back to Your Country’
Chris Sommerfeldt / New York Daily News:
President Trump's Muslim ban excludes countries linked to his sprawling business empire
Discussion: Mediaite and
2 Iraqis file lawsuit after being detained in NY due to travel ban
Dean Schabner / ABC News:
Federal Judge Grants Stay on Trump Immigration Order for 2 Iraqis
Discussion: Vox and Politico
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
NY lawmakers: Refugee detained in airport has been released
Jon Wilcox / Victoria Advocate:
Fire destroys mosque; cause undetermined (w/video)  —  Flames engulfed the Islamic Center of Victoria, destroying the building in the predawn hours Saturday as congregation members watched from the curb, overcome with emotion.  —  “It's a house of worship,” Shahid Hashmi, president of the center …
Sam Altman:
Time to Take a Stand  —  It is time for tech companies to start speaking up about some of the actions taken by President Trump's administration.  —  There are many actions from his first week that are objectionable.  In repeatedly invoking unsubstantiated conspiracy theories …
Discussion: CNNMoney, Politico and NBC News
Erick Erickson / The Resurgent:
Donald Trump's Start is Rocky, But Far Better Than Many Skeptics Hoped, Which Brings Me to Evan McMullin  —  There have been problems, and I have publicly disagreed with several things the new administration has done this week, but Donald Trump's first week in office should reassure skeptics …
Discussion: IJR
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Justin Glawe / The Daily Beast:
Refugee Family's Grandmother Detained on Trump's Orders
Discussion: Daily Kos
Mike Giglio / BuzzFeed:
We Talked To People Who Fought For ISIS. This Is How They Plan To Use Trump.
Discussion: Political Wire
Iowa City Press-Citizen:
FedEx won't fire employee who intervened in Iowa City flag burning
James Delingpole / Breitbart:
Donald Trump is Going to Make the European Union History
 Earlier Items: 
Kyle Smith / New York Post:
After years of liberal hate, George W. Bush is getting the respect he deserves
Discussion: Power Line and Instapundit
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Dutch commit $10M for abortion funding in wake of US ban
Discussion: RedState
CAIR to Announce Constitutional Challenge to Trump's ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
Republican redistricting is taking a beating in the courts, right now
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Trump's erratic first week was among the most alarming in history