White House: Five-year-old boy detained posed 'security risk'

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A 5-year old boy detained for hours after President Donald Trump's executive order is reunited with his mother.

Trump touted his executive order as a means of "keeping radical Islamic Terrorists out of the United State of America" and said, "We don't want to admit into our country the threats we are fighting overseas". Earlier in the day, attorneys and activists had suggested that customs officials had transferred detainees so they would not have to follow the ruling.

One injunction issued by a federal court in Virginia on Sunday 29 January bars the Department of Homeland Security [DHS] from removing 50-60 people detained at Dulles Airport "who are legal permanent residents, but were refused admission into the country because they are citizens of the seven countries" listed in Trump's executive order, said a statement by the Legal Aid Justice Center. The five year old was traveling with a family member and was detained at the The video has garnered support from all over the world as people from all walks of life express their anguish over this new rule by the 45th President of United States.

He claims that the order is created to "prohibit radical terrorists from entering the country" - however, it will temporarily ban any refugee from entering the United States.

On Sunday, four Democratic members of the House of Representatives visited Dulles airport in Virginia after it was discovered that people had been detained and weren't allowed to see lawyers. Entry by Syrians was put on indefinite hold because of concerns about Islamic State militants still operating in that country. It bans people from seven mainly Muslim countries, including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days. "We will again be issuing visas to all countries once we are sure we have reviewed and implemented the most secure policies over the next 90 days". The agency said following court orders challenging the entry ban, CBP "immediately" began taking steps to comply.

"It was a very frustrating and complex night", he said, "because federal officials were unable and unwilling to provide any information".

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