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. welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world following breaking news on cnn. a judge is putting a an emergency stay for seven major countries who have already arrived in the u.s. and have visas. >> that basically means they will not be deported immediately. it came a day after protests. >> in the roughly 24 hours of the executive order being signed and the court ruling the u.s. had denied entry to at least 109 entry. >> the aclu filed the lawsuit
against the ban releasing the statement the ruling preserves the status quo and ensures that people who have been granted permission are not illegally removed. >> on the west coast of the united states one of those protests took over the airport in seattle, washington. gabe, if you can set the scene behind you there? >> reporter: george, this has become the story to have night. the protesters blocking and chan chanting no one gets in until someone gets out.
>> people trying to exit were blocked, police have tried to stay ahead of the game as 100s of protesters have occupied the airport. they opened up a side entrance to the building. that's how they were trying to let arriving passengers out. but the protesters formed lines outside. police trying to open up a checkpoint where the protesters were standing here, they were carefully getting protesters through, but again they were forming lines trying to block them through. we don't know of any major -- but they have promised to stay here through the night. >> part of a busy airport that i know well. have the protests remained peaceful? >> reporter: as far as i can tell they have remained
peaceful. we have seen pushing and shoving between arriving passengers and also people ftrying to get from their flight. they have tried to keep them formed in a line by the police, but as far as we know tonight, no arrest. >> is there any indication as to whether the protesters will be able to stay at the airport or asked to leave at some point because there are so many people there voicing their concerns about this travel ban? >> reporter: we don't know at this point. as of now there hasn't been any indication they're going to be escorted out. in the past hour or two they were escorted throughout the airport, but as of now from what we can tell they're going to let them stay and protest.
>> at c tech airport in seattle, washington, thank you gabe for the reporting. >> we want to run you through the details. it forbids them from coming through while the vetting goes on. iran, arack, libya, somalia and sudan and yemen. >> syrian refugees are barred indefinitely. people holding certain visas will have to undergo in-person interviews in order to renew them. >> mr. trump's attempts to block travel draws response. what's the reaction where you
are? >> reporter: i think there was a lot of confusion and chaos to an extent when the news started spreading on saturday, in contacting different airlines, seemed that some were informed with the restrictions, others were not, but it seems this is slowly starting to become more and more official. a while ago we talked to the -- jordani jordanian, that's used for iraq and libya, and just a few hours ago they did receive these new restrictions and said effective immediately they are going to start implementing them. a lot of shock in this region, a lot of realization that this is
going to be looking at a whole new approach and how the world is going to be different and how it's going to affect a lot of people, a lot of business people, students who go to school from these countries and is going to impact so many lives, also in the last few minutes we heard from the turkish president, we wegladly welcome talent not allowed in the united states. >> this is a question perhaps less of a predictable reaction to what's going on in the u.s. people in that region have had to grapple with the threat of terrorism. do you think there might be somewhere a level of
understanding of what the u.s. is trying to do? >> reporter: well, i think there was always that level of understanding. people do appreciate that when they apply for example for u.s. visas they already had to go through some really stringent measures, when the president speaks about this extreme vetting and all these background checks this is something that has already been taking place and people do appreciate that especially when you talk about people coming from countries where they have had to live with terrorism and the threat on a daily basis like syrians and iraqis, we're talking about refugees people that have applied for resettlement in the united states and have gone through so many layers of vetting, background checks, screenings, and some have waited for years to try to get into the united states so this has never
been an easy process and even people applying for student vis visas, they have had to go through it so while there was this understanding the real shock is the complete ban that's going to take place right now. >> thank you very much with the thinking in the middle east at the moment. the department of homeland security has looked over the recent rulings and saying it will comply with the judicial orders faithly enforce our immigration laws and implement the president's executive orders to do not pose a threat to our country or the american people. >> let's bring in the founder to have news website world ea view.
this came almost as quickly as a stay as by a federal court judge. are we likely to see more challenges to the president's executive order? >> absolutely. they were based on a couple of iraqis who have been detained. we are talking about hundreds of people still detained at the airports, the initial order says they cannot be removed it does not say they have to be freed from detention. so until you hear they're not going to detain everybody, we will see both the political and legal battle continue. >> you are suggesting we will hear more from the trump administration on this at the same time we know that there are more protests scheduled because of this travel ban.
the president of the united states sdribdescribed this to m america safety. in your view does it create more security or more risks? >> absolutely not, there are already measures in especially since 9/11 to try to screen those coming into the united states including those with visas, those targeted, absolutely zero attacks have been connected with those countries, there have been only been a handful, compare that to thousands killed each year by guns in the country, so this does not seem to be sensible to
security. >> the president has pointed out concern about 9/11 but the president has said this list could grow. >> i have no doubt it may expand but not necessary saudi arabia. this could go to africa or middle east or asia. these were targeted because they have mostly muslim populations, that's religious discrimination. one of the forces behind this is steve bannon just named to the national security council and he does want to ban these types of restruckive -- restrictive measures. britain's prime minister is not pleased that the president
welcome back, following the breaking news this hour on the new travel ban by president trump right here in atlanta, georgia at the world's busiest airport eleven people were detained due to the new executive order. the reports were a 76 yearly grandmother from iran. -- went to the airport to find out more custom details. >> that's not right. that's not fair. we can treat human beings better. >> that's not right. at least nine of the 11 people detained have now been released. >> i spoke with scott ar bitbia here is what he had to say about the travel ban.
>> it's very reasonable for the prior administration and this administration to take very seriously the matter of security so we recognize how critical that is to all of us, at the same point is this notion that security and compassion is exclusive, we believe there are ways that it doesn't have to be binary or shut the doors to already traumatize people and make it so stark as we have. we think there is a middle way that is in keeping with so many of our best values. >> scott, somebody who supports this order would say it is fair to take a few months on this vetting procedures. >> the assumption is that we
have major security issues but the reality is the facts don't support that. i think the american people very rightly look at the flow of refugees going into europe, they don't know who is going in, and they would say that's a security issue that we don't want, but no refugee comes to the united states because they chose to come, they only come if in fact the state department chooses them, then vets them 18-24 months then screens by homeland security, biometric screenings, and only then are they allowed into the country and the cato just did a study and concluded that the likelihood of you or i being harmed were 1 in
6.34 billion. i think that's the odds of getting struck by lightning and winning the lottery in the same day. >> that's a year and a half to two years, how does religion form this? you're a man of the cloth you're a pastor? >> well, our historic calling as christians is to respond to the call of jesus who said whatever you would have done for you, do that for others, so we could ask yourselves if this was our children trapped the wore-torn areas, if they had been bombed out of their cities, homeless looking for a place to accept them what would we want done for them, so our call is not just in the last few decades,
historically christians have recognized we need to welcome the most traumatized people, and right now 65 million people are displaced. we cannot shut the door on them. >> thank you very much for your insight on this. >> thank you. >> we also have reaction from pr britain's prime minister. teresa may released the following statement. immigration policy in the united states is matter of the government of the united states just the same as immigration policy for this country should be set by our government but we do not agree with this kind of approach and it is not one that we will be taking. we are studying the new executive order to see what it means and what the legal affects are and in particular what the
consequences are for uk nationals if there's any impact on uk nationals clearly we will make representations to the u.s. government about that. >> hillary clinton also react on twitter, i stand with the people across the country tonight defending our values and constitution. this is not who we are. cnn political come men tatt jeffrey lord, what does it do to protect u.s. citizens? >> it makes sure nobody sneaks in under the guides of syrian refugee, that's exactly what happened when refugees came
ashore on the greek island and two of them -- four of them i think, but two of them participated in the attack on paris. >> the french example though no one would call into doubt there are threats in the western europe coming from the islamic groups seems to me that the u.s. an france are very different in that the u.s. already has vetting procedures that were not the case for france and that there is an ocean between the middle east and the u.s. >> well, oceans sadly, which once protected us don't anymore. and as we all know in america, we had this attack in san bernardino, the woman half of the team there of assassins if you will came in here on what they call a k1 fiance visa, she was not vetted properly,
apparently all kind of things on her social media she was coming here to commit jihad and 14 people who went to an office christmas party in california are dead because of that. that's unacceptable. that's the most basic rule of society, right? you have to protect your country. >> does one of the motivations and general context cited in the executive order are the 9/11 attacks, teresa bergan says -- since that date, so what does that executive order do for this? >> just because that's the case doesn't mean it can't happen. it did happen. it happened in france.
the western world is as one here, the objective is anyone who is a westerner. >> the people who went to france and carried out those attacks infiltrated a large flux of migrants, that's not happening in the u.s. >> but here is what happens, as i mentioned earlier tonight, the bush administration did not check on these things, in pre-9/11 and were castigated because 3 plus thousand americans were found dead. he's going to be damned if he does and if not. if -- president trump deserves
the profile courage award. i can totally tell you if in fact somebody came in here through one of these refugee situations and wound up killing americans you would start seeing things in the media immediately saying he was incompetent, he ignored things, that's certainly the way it is in the media and bravo for him for taking issue with it. >> we'll be looking at the latest round of decisions. president trump spoke by phone with the german chancellor angela merkel. he's been critical of her policy. >> our breaking news continues
you totally nailed that buddy. simple. don't let directv now limit your entertainment. only xfinity gives you more to stream to any screen. hi, everyone, welcome back, to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. following the breaking news this hour part of the ban put in place by donald trump has been temporarily stopped. those who have a vald visa and already in the u.s. or in transit heading to the u.s. will not be immediately deported. >> britain's prime minister is offering a dim view of the
executive order. teresa may says she does not agree with his action. she is reviewing the legality of the ban. >> and searches continue for a tourist boat in the south china sea. the president remained busy over the weekend as protests picked up. >> reporter: a very busy saturday for president trump. he spent most of the day on the phone with foreign leaders, starting with prime minister to japan. also with germany's chancellor,
and vladimir putin. and vice president pence joined the president for this chat with russian president vladimir putin. they discussed a range of subjects including mutual cooperation and defeating isis and working together to achieve more peace throughout the world including syria. it says it is a call between improving the represent between the united states and russia in desperate need of repair. the president also took more executive actions signing a memorandum what would over haul the structure of the national security council. that move is intended to adapt the structure of the council to better face the threats facing the u.s. he also signed an executive order implementing a five-year ban on lobbying on -- officials,
one official ak knowledcknowled might be difficult certainly after the presidency has ended. calling on the joint chiefs of staff to present within 30 days a plan to defeat isis, for that travel ban, and the criticism, officials say the moves are necessary because the current vetting process is quote willfully inadequate. >> more protests are expected to start within a few hours, hundreds of protesters were out yesterday. >> one protest outside washington d.c., we have more from there. >> reporter: travellers are getting an unexpected welcome home.
people rolling suitcases looked at signs showing support for refugees and all nationalities. >> a woman says she a legal resident on a green card but detained for questioning. >> whether you are welcome or not -- >> show me what democracy looks like! >> reporter: border parole agents dealt with the changes in president donald trump's executive order which affects seven muslim majority countries. >> my niece just went to europe
to meet a couple of friends and come back. >> reporter: civil rights attorneys came to advice them. >> reporter: voices louder than a jet engine filled the airport. jilian reichel joins us. security and immigration are a huge issue in your country. given the number of might gra g terror attacks. what's the reaction going to be in germany, do you think? >> well the reaction will certainly be strong criticism against that executive order by president trump, but if you ask
more average people i would think it's likely to find some support because what is appears to be behind this executive order the vetting process is something that has come under huge criticism, also in germany, to let so many people into the country. many people here now say that the vetting was not done right that the government has -- and that this process has to be renewed and we have to come up with a whole new process, so i would predict a split reaction to this you will see strong criticism in the policy sergeant -- circuit but in the private you will see otherwise, there will be different kinds of
reactions in germany to that executive order. >> you seem to be describing a big split between authorities and a man on the street how they react to this? >> abls lsolutely i think that' very similar to what we are seeing in the united states. there's some sort of division. there's a certain part of society that very much agrees with the policies that very much supported her approach to helping people that really renewed this country, it really gave a whole new standing to germany but also a lot of concern among many people because it has become very obvious that the government has lost track about who is coming into the country and what do we know about those people for example the terrorist attack in berlin who used 14 different
identities. and that puts off obviously a lot of average people so my guess is if you ask those people should we get those policies in place before we let anyone else in you would probably get some sort of support for this kind of policy and actually it's not too far away from what merkel's allies within the -- are suggesting right now. >> it's worth pointing out to our viewers that the public perception and level of support for welcoming immigrants and refugees in germany had changed quite drastically overtime. >> it has. it has. it has become before nuanced. in the beginning there was like a euphoria about helping, but mostly syrians, people coming from other countries being
discussed mainly from north africa who are not under the same threat as people in syria obviously are and i don't want to call it the wave but we have seen too many terrorist attacks to keep this level of support sustainable, so people are asking was it -- enough, did it put enough emphasis on track of the people who have come to germany and the pop lar answer to many is no. so there's support for the empathy for this, for the values, but not for the political execution and not the detailed work that went into it because it wasn't enough just to analyze who is coming into germany. >> julian reichel editor in
chief at the german public, thank you. >> cnn spoke with one woman ready to board her flight to the united states from iraq only to find she would not be allowed. >> reporter: they were in sinjar when isis struck on a killing and kidnapping rampage, they barely escaped. for them that was it for any notion they could build a future in iraq, she is afraid by speaking out she might roonuin chance to reach the united states despite the freedom of speech. >> we feel that it's safe, it's the safeest country, it has the strongest human rights. >> and this is the protection of
the nation from foreign terrorists entering. >> reporter: but with one signature, that vision of america shattered. her husband applied for asylum, and it was granted and he arrived in america last saturday. saturday she was finally on her way to meet him! i was about to get on the plane and they called my name. they said you can't board, you can't travel. i was shocked. i cried. why. why me? >> given this document from homeland security airport to basically how to put in an inquiry why she was denied, but what isn't clear is what to do next. she is hardly on her own.
the temporary travel ban on seven muslim majority nations to the u.s. an indefinite ban has left countless people reeling wondering how the so-called leader of the free world could ban this. >> i start to cry, not because i'm weak, but because i had small dreams and thought if i went to america they would benefit from small dreams and could make them true there and i would be safe. >> reporter: what's your message to president trump? >> we don't hate president trump, we love america and the american people, have mercy. >> reporter: but mercy even for those that have suffered the
welcome back, to cnn donald trump conducted a phone call with several world leaders including a call to vladimir putin. let's bring in ivan watson live in the washington capitol. both leaders have said favorable things about each other in the leadup to president trump's win. they finally got to speak by phone. donald trump now the president of the u.s. what came out of this conversation? >> reporter: well i think a very
dramatic change in tone, george, between the communication between these two leeaders, shortly after president obama slapped tse slapped sanctions on russia. the white house said quote the positive call was a significant start to improving the relationship between the united states and russia that is in need of repair. the trump administration has made it clear it wants to cooperate with russia in the sphere of combatting isis. the kremlin said that they have talked about partner cooperation in the middle east in the korean peninsula, dealing with the iran yan nuclear program and already
hearing signs from other key people in russia, the head of the russian sovereign well-fund, combined some $10 billion announcing this was a positive signal for investors and businesses and planning for joint business in the future. certainly a change of tone. >> the president has indicated that it's too soon to talk about lifting sanctions, but the president has announced a desire for a closer relationship with russia and has met skepticism by democrats and even members of his cabinet. how is that being perceived in russia? >> reporter: well, i think that
there are strong admirers of donald trump here in russia. there were celebrations among some political circles, some media circles when he won the election in november. and, you see in some corners of the russian media for example articles, reports again celebrating donald trump but saying that he has a steep hill to climb when dealing with other elements of american society that are still very strongly critical of russia and critical of a possible -- between the two leaders, and of course he does have some opposition within his own party and own allies, he's had phone calls with the president of france, meeting with the prime minister of the united kingdom, all have been sending different messages when it comes to russia and sanctions there, things he will have to
take into consideration if he wants to move forward as he has put it in repairing the difficult relationships with russia. >> thank you for reporting. australia says president mr. honor the deal that the two agreed on last year. >> the deal says that hundreds of asylum seekers will be moved to the united states. the plan is a one off agreement and will not be repeated. the final round of primary voting has started in france to disguide the presidential candidate. >> the former education minister could beat the present. he finished third in first round
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trees. the ground is extremely saturated and wet so once again we're going to have to watch for that in terms of power lines coming down and could be a real issue in california. downgraded to a wind advisory today, but peeks gusts up to 55 miles per hour. in terms of the nation's weather pretty quiet but snow on lake ontario, lake erie looking at lake-effect snow, as much as 5-6 inches, in usual spots. impressive totals in places outside of buffalo and watertown where we did see as much as 16 inches of snow falling in these areas, once again lake-effect snow threat and warning here for all the areas you see in green, that includes
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u.s. east coast welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. following the breaking news here on cnn. i'm george howell. >> the court granted an emergency stay for citizens of seven muslim majority countries who have arrived in the u.s. and have valid visas. >> the state covers those in transit. they means they will not be deported immediately. the ruling came after a day of protests at airports across the country. >> a u.s. homeland security official says in the roughly 24 hours between the executive order being sign and the court ruling, the u.s. had denied entry 173 travelers. >> this statement saying