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Trump / Immigration Ban #1106617

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 29, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(JFK airport: Eva Pilgrim) The backlash against President Trump's travel ban blocking refugees from seven countries from entering the US featured; scenes shown of protests from several cities against the immigration crackdown; statistics cited; details given about Nazanini ZInouri's visit to her family in Iran & now prevented from returning. [In Pennsylvania, MAN; voice of ZINOURI, Iraqi Mohammed al-Haj MUSTAFA†, Virginia medical resident Dr. Muhammad MUSTAFA‡- comment on the situation.] The status of travelers being held at airports discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The legal challenges to Trump's executive order examined; scenes shown of a Brooklyn protest, volunteer lawyers at airports; details given of the ruling from Judge Ann Dannelly about detention & deportation. [Attorney for detained refugees Mark DOSS†- calls the order unconstitutional.] [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - defends travel restrictions.] What Homeland Security is saying about the mission discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: David Wright) The response of the Trump administration that the move is aimed at keeping the US safe examined; Trump Tweet quoted; details given about the lack of terrorists from the seven banned countries. [White House chief of staff Reince PRIEBUS†- comments on green card status & detentions.] [Senators Chuck SCHUMER, John McCAIN - oppose the order.] [SPICER - comments.] The Trump order reorganizing the NSC noted. Trump's Tweet against the critical senators discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Jim Avila) The ripple effect from the Trump travel ban examined; details given of response from the US Olympic Committee, Olympic athlete Mo Farah†, the NBA players, the Academy Awards, the tech industry.

Muir, David;
Pilgrim, Eva;
Thomas, Pierre;
Wright, David;
Avila, Jim

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