"We want to make our voices heard so that we take not one step back," he said into a megaphone.
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Inside the main domestic terminal, Skye Passmore held a sign reading: "Welcome home Muslim friends" as travelers made their way to the security checkpoints and Delta Air Lines baggage claim.
"America was built on backs of immigrants," he said. "It was founded for religious freedom.”
"Our symbol, the Statue of Liberty, is a welcoming symbol to immigrants. [Trump] has gone against every value we have as Americans. We won't stop fighting," he said.
Mary Hoyt from Clarkston, Georgia showed up to the airport early in advance of today’s protest so she won't miss dinner with several Republican friends.
Hoyt said she hopes "bridge building will occur over that table.
She stood next to Janice Wardlaw, also of Clarkston.
"I have never protested in my life. It's unfair. At done point all of our ancestors were refugees. It's just important to stand up for people who can't stand up for themselves."
Several people walked up to Hoyt to compliment her sign.
Being here feels "very spiritually productive ... true to what God's telling me. I believe in the power of prayer,” she said.