The ACLU appears to be the big winner in the latest protest hysteria to sweep the nation.
The American Civil Liberties Union, (ACLU) received a whopping $24 million dollars in donations over the weekend, six times more than what they would normally get in the course of an entire year.
According to CNN, 356,306 people contributed $24,164,691 to the organization this weekend, and the donations came in response to the overwhelming outrage over Trump’s immigration ban.
An ACLU spokesman said the group ran “one last set of numbers” at the end of the night on Sunday that brought the total to more than $24.1 million.
ACLU membership has also been on the rise since Trump came into office. Yahoo News reported ACLU membership rose from 400,000 to more than 1 million since the election.
ACLU officials called the astronomical rise in donations “unprecedented, with one official describing it to CNN, with one word: “Wow.”
The ACLU filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the weekend in the name of two men who were detained at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport as a result of the travel ban. A federal judge then issued an emergency stay on deportations of detainees under the executive order. The move has been called the first successful legal action taken against the Trump administration.
The executive order temporarily prohibits people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. and bans all Syrian refugees from entering the United States.
Thousands gathered in protest around the country over the weekend, but the Trump administration has defended the order and President Trump explained in a statement on Sunday that the media is falsely portraying the travel ban as a Muslim ban, which it is not.
H/T: The Hill
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