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Heartbreaking and horrifying stories of people detained at airports are emerging

“They really weren’t treating them very nicely."

By Laura Beck
Trump airport detainees

As upsetting reports of people being banned from entering the country because of Donald Trump's executive order on immigration are emerging, the full impact of the order is being realized across the nation. Although the ACLU successfully halted deportations in federal court late Saturday evening, people are still being detained, and the fight is far from over. Because of this, massive protests at airports all over America are happening all weekend.

Here are just some of the stories of those detained:

1. An 88-year-old man and his 83-year-old wife, both wheelchair-bound. The granddaughter of the octogenarian couple detained at Washington Dulles airport told The Daily Beast that her grandparents have their green cards. Additionally, her grandmother recently had a stroke, and her grandfather is legally blind.

“They really weren’t treating them very nicely,” Pegah Rahmani said about her grandparents time being detained. “They took a lot of their stuff.” (That "stuff" included the couple's life-sustaining medications.)