New Yorkers protest Trump's immigration orders

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Hundreds gathered in Washington Square to protest President Trump. (Fox 5 News/Linda Schmidt)

A rally organized by the Council on Islamic-American Relations drew a huge crowd in Washington Square Park to protest the president's immigration policies. Hundreds of people packed the small park in front of the famous arch in response to Trump's actions on immigration, refugee relocation, and the planned border wall with Mexico.

"These executive orders will not make our nation safer; rather they will signal to the world that America condones discriminatory religious based profiling in its immigration policies," said CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher.

Protesters vowed to fight President Trump every step of the way if he bans Syrian immigrants and Muslims. Their voices, cheers and chants echoed through Washington Square Park. About a thousand people protested Trump's immigration policies and his expected temporary ban on refugees and the denial of visas to people from Muslim-majority countries like Iraq, Iran, and Yemen.

The crowd erupted into a chant of "lock him up!" turning the tables on president trump. "Locker her up" was chanted against Hillary Clinton at most of Trump's campaign rallies

Expect to see more demonstrations like these in the months ahead.