ACLU Collected More Than $24M Online in Weekend Donations

The ACLU has been doing their best to protect victims of President Trump's latest executive order, which sloppily sorts out travellers arriving to the USA from seven countries with mostly Muslim populations.

A federal judge temporarily blocked part of the executive order on immigration late Saturday night in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. "What we've seen is an unprecedented public reaction to the challenges of the Trump administration".

President Donald Trump recently issued an executive order declaring a 90-day ban on anyone entering the United States from Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Libya, and Sudan.

The ACLU filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration Saturday on behalf of two men who were detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport in NY as a result of the travel ban, the Hill reported.

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"That is the Trump Effect", Romero told The Times.

Trump said Sunday that his decision was not about religion but rather an effort to improve national security, and that "America is a proud nation of immigrants".

"This is an administration determined to make good on every insane, hateful promise" it made during the campaign to undermine civil rights, Lieberman said. They want to be deployed as protagonists in this fight.

The group received many online donations.

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A slew of tech luminaries have pledged to match donations made by their followers on social media.

You, too, can easily become a member of the ACLU with a small donation by visiting the ACLU website. Sarah Paulson said "Any money you have to spare, please donate to the ACLU".

Rosie O'Donnell also tweeted that she would like to match Sia's $100,000 donation to the group.

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