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No one detained or denied entry at Niagara bridges because of Trump orders

Despite President Trump's executive orders limiting access to the United States, no one has been detained here or denied entry to the United States at border bridges, according to check with local officials Saturday.

Officials with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority say transit police have encountered no travelers at Buffalo Niagara International Airport from any of the countries listed by Trump's executive order.

Anyone affected by the travel ban most likely would have arrived first at JFK International Airport or another major airport.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials also said Saturday they are unaware of anyone detained at any of the region's four bridges from Canada.

And Dr. Khalid J. Qazi, founding member of the Muslim Public Affairs Council of WNY, said his organization continues to field calls from those concerned about families overseas.

"There is trepidation over what will happen," he said. "No one has any idea."

Qazi added he is unaware of any local Muslims or their families affected by the order.

Saturday evening, as hundreds gathered at JFK to protest Trump's actions Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced  that he has "directed the Port Authority, the NYS Department of State, and my Counsel's Office to jointly explore all legal options to assist anyone detained at New York airports, and ensure that their rights are protected."

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