In his first week in the White House, Donald Trump has signed several executive orders, including a ban on refugees from seven countries in the Middle East. Just hours after the order was signed, Trump is now being hit with a lawsuit.

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During the entire year and a half that he was on the campaign trail, Donald Trump vowed to take drastic measures to prevent the spread of Islamic terrorism in the United States. As part of his plan, Trump proposed a Muslim ban and registry, while ordering "extreme vetting" for refugees and immigrants coming from the Middle East.

Heading into the weekend, the billionaire real estate mogul made some his campaign promises into law through the use of executive order. After the law was put on the books, two men from Iraq were detained at Kennedy International Airport in New York on Friday, and were threatened with deportation. As reported by The Hill on January 28, the men are now taking legal action.

Hameed Khalid Darweesh and Haider Sameer Abdulkhaleq flew into New York City on Friday, but were quickly detained following the executive order signed by Donald Trump. Darweesh had previously worked for the United States as a government contractor and engineer, while Alshawi was heading back to Texas to be with his wife and son, both of whom are legal residents.

Due to this, both men contacted the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and filed a lawsuit against Trump and his administration.

"President Trump's war on equality is already taking a terrible human toll," Omar Jadwat, the President of the ACLU, wrote in a statement.

"This ban cannot be allowed to continue," Jadwat added. The backlash against Donald Trump and his executive order have increased over the last 24 hours, as critics of the new president have expressed their outrage over the new policy.

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Additional information that has since been reported regarding the executive order include giving Christian refugees priority over Muslims, while also limiting United States residents from the Middle East who hold green cards from reentry into the country. As of press time, Donald Trump has not yet responded to the legal challenge.