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3 held at Orlando airport after Trump executive order issued

Congressman Darren Soto says order unnecessary

ORLANDO, Fla. – Three people are being held at Orlando International Airport over President Donald Trump's recent executive order limiting immigration from majority-Muslim countries, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto said.

Despite reports that people were being detained at the airport, Soto told News 6 that this is not the case.

Soto, D-Fla., said three people were held, meaning that U.S. Customs and Border Protection slowed down the vetting process for them. The three individuals were not blocked or detained, Soto said.

Soto told News 6 that the issue should be resolved soon.

"Congressman Darren Soto believes this executive order is unnecessary, unconstitutional and un-American.  Federal Courts across the nation agree and have already begun to declare it unlawful," said spokesperson Iza Montalvo. "He will do everything in his power under the law as a US Representative to fight what is in effect a Muslim travel ban."  

Montalvo said Soto spent the day at the OIA "negotiating on behalf of the three Central Florida residents who arrived from the Middle East this morning on an Emirates flight, and were held pursuant to the executive order."

No other details were available. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates on this developing story.

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