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Dozens Gather At Portland City Hall To Protest Travel Ban Ruling

About 100 people gathered on the steps of Portland City Hall Tuesday evening, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Trump administration's travel ban in a 5-4 vote.   

The ban affects mostly majority-Muslim countries.  

Joanna Frankel, of Portland, said about a third of the students in her son's class at school are Muslims, and she's afraid that they will be to forced to leave.  While acknowledging that the ban applies to new arrivals, Frankel says she thinks the travel ban is part of a larger picture.  

"I think we're also seeing in this country the presence of ICE [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] and people who are already here being targeted to leave the country," she said.

 The impromptu rally was organized on social media.