The frustration many are feeling over President Donald Trump’s recent “executive orders” is boiling over in a number of cities around the country–even if parts of some of those orders have been put on hiold in federal court.
Those cities seeing that frustration include San Antonio.
“I think we’re all frustrated, we’re all overwhelmed with sadness and disappointment in our country” Neyal told KTSA News after joining the gathering in front of San Fernando Cathedral Sunday Afternoon, adding “We do so much for everyone… I don’t think there’s been a day when an immigrant has caused harm to anybody.”
Many who were protesting voiced especially strong opposition to the President’s order barring entry in to the United States to travelers from seven countries seen by the Administration as “high risk” for terrorism.
“For me it’s more personal… especially with immigration stuff because my wife is a green card holder” Aniq told KTSA News.
He is a citizen of the United States, but worries what such an order might mean for his wife in the future.
“When you talk about banning people, you talk about my wife not being able to leave the country and visit her family and come back” Aniq said, feeling he needed to be among those protesting.
Pakistani visitors would be subject to “extreme vetting” under the order recently issued by the White House.
“I’ve never protested before but this is a pretty good reason to come out” he added.
Others voiced frustration over the President’s recent order to begin construction of a wall along the Southern Border. Others voiced support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe–which is opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline–a project which the President also ordered resumed.
Still others voiced frustration over perceived slights from the Trump Administration against the LGBT community.
“I think it’s undemocratic… and, against the values of this country” Faraj told KTSA News in explaining why he chose to join the Main Plaza protest.