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ACLU: 3 detained overnight in Philadelphia freed

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 29, 2017 1:53 PM
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Protesters angered by President Donald Trump's executive order that prevented refugees, visa and green card holders from entering the US chant pro-immigration slogans at Philadelphia International Airport. (Courtesy of Branden Eastwood/NewsWorks)

(Philadelphia) -- An American Civil Liberties Union official says three people detained overnight after being stopped upon arrival at Philadelphia International Airport have been allowed to continue to other U.S. destinations following a judge's order on President Donald Trump's travel ban.

Deputy legal director Mary Catherine Roper of Pennsylvania ACLU said another person was allowed to leave with relatives late Saturday.

Roper said all had initially been told that they would have to return to what she called "terribly dangerous places."

She said her organization has no idea how many people who were denied entry simply went back out of fear of the consequences of not doing so.

Mayor Jim Kenney said all arriving passengers Sunday "will be treated the same as they would have been prior to the executive order."

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