Some people were angry, others had questions. Many shared their experiences about what it’s like to be Muslim or Arab in the United States in the wake of President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven countries for 90 days.
“I’m just as American as any other individual here,” says Zeinab Alhashemi, who lives in Dearborn.
WDET Community Reporter Laura Herberg spoke with people who attended the emergency town hall in Dearborn Wednesday night. The event, organized by activists and legal support groups, drew hundreds of people.
In the audio slideshow above, town hall attendees tell WDET why they went to the meeting and how they’re reacting to the travel suspension.