‘Refugees are welcome here’: Chicagoans protest immigration ban at O’Hare

By Katie Watkins and Emilie Syberg

After President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week banning travel to the United States from seven largely Muslim countries, public reaction was swift and vocal. Chicagoans gathered both Saturday and Sunday night at O’Hare’s international terminal to protest, some offering their services as lawyers to those affected by the ban. Katie Watkins and Emilie Syberg headed to Terminal 5 on Sunday night to speak with protesters.

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Photo at top: Protestors gather outside of O’Hare’s international terminal. SoundCloud photo: Speakers address the crowd. (Emilie Syberg/MEDILL)