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Demonstrators show solidarity with immigrants at Anchorage airport vigil

  • Author: Alaska Dispatch News
  • Updated: January 28
  • Published January 28

Elana Habib speaks to demonstrators gathering to show support and acceptance for incoming refugees on Saturday at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. (Rugile Kaladyte / Alaska Dispatch News)

Over a dozen people gathered for a vigil Saturday evening at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in response to President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration.

Demonstrators repeated multiple chants were repeated to show solidarity with immigrants and refugees, such as: "Anchorage welcomes immigrants" and "No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here."

Refugees, immigrants and other travelers were reportedly detained at airports across the country Saturday, and a federal judge issued an emergency stay that temporarily blocks the U.S. government from sending people out of the country after they have landed at a U.S. airport with valid visas.

There were no reports of anyone being detained in Anchorage as a result of Trump's immigration order.

Information from Reuters was used in this report. 

Demonstrators gather outside Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Michael Burke)

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Demonstrators gather to show support and acceptance for incoming refugees on Saturday. (Rugile Kaladyte / Alaska Dispatch News)

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