New York Senator Chuck Schumer held back the tears as he hit out against President Trump's immigration ban calling it "mean-spirited" and "un-American".
Speaking at a press conference, flanked by a two young refugee children, he said the order had been implemented "in a way that created chaos and confusion" and pledged to "claw, scrap, and fight" until the orders were overturned.
ITV News has travelled to Michigan, which has a large Muslim population, and spoke to residents about the divisive visa crackdown.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets across the UK to protest against Donald Trump's travel ban.
A few tidbits about the row over Trump's selective ban on who can enter the US, and the related furore over his planned visit to the UK.