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Monday numbers

[1]3—number of days since President Trump signed an executive order banning entry into the United State for refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries (“How Trump’s Rush to Enact an Immigration Ban Unleashed Global Chaos, New York Times, January 29, 2017)

10,000—number of people who gathered in Battery Park in New York Sunday to protest immigration order, one of dozens of large protests held across the country (“2nd day of protests over Trump’s immigration policies, CNN, January 30, 2017)

150—number of people expected at protest of immigration order at RDU Airport on Sunday (“150 expected, 1,000 showed up for RDU protest of Trump travel ban, WRAL-TV, January 29, 2017

1,000—number of people who showed up at RDU Airport to protest Trump’s executive order (Ibid)

70—age of Iranian widow Shahin Hassanpour who suffers from high blood pressure and is a breast cancer survivor who was detained at Dallas airport after arriving to see her son on an immigrant visa she obtained in November (“Longtime US residents, aspiring citizens caught up in ban, WRAL-TV, January 30, 2017)

58—age of Sahar Algonaim from Syria who was coming to the U.S. on a visa good until 2018 to care for her cancer-stricken mother but was sent back to Saudi Arabia after arriving at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (Ibid)

9—number of hours that Dr. Sarwa Aldoori, a family physician from Bakersfield, California and legal permanent resident of the United States since 1996, was detained returning home Saturday from an eight-day religious trip to Saudi Arabia (Ibid)

2—number of days since U.S. military veterans spoke out against Trump’s executive order when they realized it barred the admission into the United States of interpreters who’d risked their lives helping U.S. forces in Iraq. (“Veterans angry Trump refugee ban includes Iraq interpreters who risked their lives,” Miami Herald, January 29, 2017)

2—number of days since North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis, R-N.C said he agreed with Trump’s broad position on refugee vetting but said the executive order was confusing and needs to be “redefined.” (“This is where lawmakers stand on Trump’s immigration order,” January 29, 2017)

2—number of days since Rep. David Price said Trump’ executive order “flies in the face of all we hold dear as Americans.” (Ibid)

419—number of days since then Governor Mike Pence tweeted that “Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional.” (Tweet of @GovPenceIN, December 8, 2015)

420—number of days since former Vice-President Dick Cheney said Trump’s proposal to ban Muslim immigration in American was “against everything we stand for and believe in.” (Dick Cheney Thinks Trump’s Muslim Ban Is ‘Against Everything We Stand For,” December 8, 2015)

2—number of days since NASCAR drive Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted in response to Trump’s executive order “my fam immigrated from Germany in 1700s escaping religious persecution. America is created by immigrants.” (NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr.: My ancestors were refugees,” Charlotte Observer, January 29, 2017)