4K protesters descend on LAX for 2nd day in opposition of Trump travel ban

“Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW,” the president wrote. “So we would like confirmation from CBP that those two individuals are in fact at Los Angeles International Airport, that their phones have not been confiscated.”We’d also like confirmation that they’ve been informed of their right to notify their consular representative,” London added.MORE: Airbnb offering free housing for refugees impacted by travel banIran does not have a consulate in the United States, but attorneys said the women had the right to contact the Swiss consulate.”We came here as a refugee because of freedom,” Barkhordari said. Customs and Border Protection did not disclose the number of people detained at LAX, but attorneys said they were aware of at least two Iranian women being held at the facility.”Initially they were able to contact family members by phone. They can no longer do that,” said Judy London, the Immigration Project’s director and public counsel. Traffic on lower level outside Tom Bradley brought to a crawl pic.twitter.com/Y9hU30tihK— Leanne Suter (@abc7leanne) January 29, 2017 Center Way South between the Tom Bradley International Terminal and West Way was closed, but was later reopened, according to LAX officials.Airport staff urged travelers to allow extra time to get to and from LAX due to the protesters. WESTCHESTER, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Thousands of protesters have descended on Los Angeles International for the second day in a row on Sunday, expressing their opposition to President Donald Trump’s sweeping immigration order.Officials estimated nearly 4,000 protesters demonstrated at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, causing disruptions to travelers attempting to enter and leave the airport. I’m very angry,” Alen Barkhordari said in an interview inside the terminal, where he had been waiting for his friend since 7 p.m. Have your passengers meet you on curbside for pick-up. “She’s crying and she said, ‘I don’t know what is my future here. pic.twitter.com/FWQILN9FOz— LA Airport PD (@LAAirportPD) January 29, 2017 Meanwhile, family members and friends awaited word from people who had arrived at LAX from the seven predominantly Muslim countries whose citizens Trump temporarily barred from entering the United States.”It’s disgusting. “So we need freedom, we expect freedom.” Barkhordari, of Glendale, described his friend as a fully vetted refugee, in the middle of processing her permanent citizen paperwork, who has lived and worked in the United States for a year.MORE: Some Republicans question President Trump’s immigration orderShe flew home to Iran for a family emergency last month and was detained at the airport after arriving in Los Angeles Saturday night.”She talked to me three hours ago, just by Facebook Messenger because she doesn’t have any phone here, she just used internet,” Barkhordari said. They also urged travelers to contact their airline for flight status.Los Angeles Airport Police described the protesters as peaceful. PT, Trump issued a terse statement on Twitter. It’s disappointing. Are they going to send me back?'”Shortly after 5 a.m. the previous evening. “Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world – a horrible mess!”MORE: Trump defends executive order amid widespread protests, says it is ‘not a Muslim ban’U.S. #LAXTRAFFIC Peaceful Protest Demonstration at the Tom Bradley Arrival level. Hundreds of protesters marching @flyLAXairport chanting "let them in".