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South Florida Community Leaders Stand Against President Trump's Policies

Several U.S. Representatives and an array of community leaders spoke out at South Florida airports in opposition of President Trump's immigration restrictions Monday.

U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ted Deutch, and a number of group leaders were at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport, where they didn't hold back in expressing their anger over the restrictions.

Wasserman Schultz said Friday's executive order to ban citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States left the world and Americans shocked and disgusted.

"This is a reckless attempt to bar people from our country in the name of making us safe but in reality President Trump is likely putting our troops and other supporters in danger who are serving overseas," Wasserman Schultz said.

"It is unconstitutional, it is un-American and while David Duke may cheer what happened on Friday, our founding fathers would be disgusted with what came in this executive order," Deutch said.

Meanwhile, U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen spoke at MIA hotel at Miami International Airport. In a statement, Ros-Lehtinen said she will discuss her objection to President Trump’s executive order creating moratoriums on visas and refugees.

Later Monday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, known as CAIR, filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of 20 people, some of whom live in Broward County. The lawsuit challenges the president's order, calling for a judge to deem it unconstitutional.

On Sunday, hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Miami International Airport to protest President Trump's signing of an executive order clamping down on refugee admissions and temporarily restricting travelers from seven predominantly Muslim

Trump released a statement Sunday asserting, "To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting."

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