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President trump faced new fallout and criticism from all sides Monday on a controversial refugee and immigration crackdown. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

President trump faced new fallout and criticism from all sides Monday on a controversial refugee and immigration crackdown.

Protests continued to break out across the country after President Trump's immigration ban on visitors from predominantly Muslim countries sent shockwaves across the world.

Protestors poured into the streets from Israel to London, and several U.S. states.

The order bans Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. indefinitely, and puts a 120 day stop on all other refugees. It also issues a 90 day ban on nearly all travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - none of which were involved in a single major terror attack on us soil, including 9/11.

Lawsuits are being filed against the Trump Administration over the policy.

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Washington's Attorney General Bob Ferguson was the first to announce legal action.

"Individuals have filed suits in the last few days but this lawsuit is broader in scope. If successful it will invalidate the order nationwide," Ferguson said.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) also plans to sue the administration.



The Trump Administration says they are trying to get ahead of a possible threat. "He has made sure safety and security are first," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said.

Some Republicans and most Democrats are not on board. "Holy moly! Decisions are being made too fast. We need to slow it down, think it through," Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said.

Former President Obama broke his silence Monday with a spokesman saying the former president fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion.

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