DALLAS (AP) - Officials say nine people are being released after they were detained overnight at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in the wake of President Donald Trump's travel ban barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations from entry into the U.S.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings' office said Sunday that all nine were in the process of being released. U.S. Customs and Border Protection also notified airport officials of the release.
Texas representatives for the Council on American-Islamic Relations say the majority of those detained are Iranian.
Airport officials say upward of 800 people gathered at the airport Sunday to protest the detention. It was the second day of protests at the airport following Trump's executive order Friday.
Other protests were held elsewhere in Texas, including particularly large gatherings in Houston and at the Austin airport.
- Two indicted for July murder of Abilene teen
- Former Abilene ISD teacher indicted for biting autistic student
- Man being pulled by huskies across U.S. stops in Abilene to raise awareness
- Salvation Army facing unexpected problem just before Thanksgiving
- School fair taking place in Abilene to answer questions about college
- $800 pair of Air Jordan's stolen during south Abilene burglary
- Brownwood murder suspect shared Facebook posts about victim in days after her death
- Sheriff: Brownwood man confesses in church to killing Chantay Blankinship
- Brown County Sheriff: Murder suspect wasn't ‘on radar' until composite sketch released
- Parents of Brownwood murder victim break down in tears when talking about arrest of alleged killer
- 3 arrested in drug bust near Bangs school
- Dealership donates $1,800 to Brown County Sheriff's Office for drone
- Hawley parent: Son did not make threats against school
- Police investigating early morning shooting in Sweetwater
- Underground silo shows Cold War history in the Big Country
- 106-year-old train depot in Snyder torn down
- Superintendent: Student detained after terroristic threat in Hawley ISD
- Wednesday rainfall totals: Big Country areas register up to 1.5 inches of rain