ACLU Receives $19 Million in Donations Since Suing Over Trump's Immigration Ban

Donations over the last few days overshadows the average of $3 to $4 million that the organization receives every year.

Protestors flood the streets over Trump's immigration ban.

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Protestors flood the streets over Trump's immigration ban.

The American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, has received an incredible outpouring of support over the last few days in the form of hundreds of thousands of new members, and over $19 million in donations.

NEW: @ACLU now says it has received 290,000 online donations totaling $19.4 million since Saturday morning. Average per year is $3-4 million

— Dustin Volz (@dnvolz) January 29, 2017

On Saturday, the ACLU filed a lawsuit in an effort to free two Iraqi detainees—Hameed Khalid Darweesh and Haider Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshawi—at JFK Airport in New York, which led to an 11th hour ruling from a federal judge blocking Donald Trump's executive order banning immigrants from seven predominantly-Muslim countries from entering the United States. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” ACLU executive director Anthony Romero told Yahoo News. “People are fired up and want to be engaged. What we’ve seen is an unprecedented public reaction to the challenges of the Trump administration.”

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Those individuals who have voiced their opinions have extended to Twitter where over 25 million tweets have been sent regarding the President and his executive order on Muslim immigration, according to a Twitter spokesperson. It greatly outnumbering the tweets related to the Women's March and the presidential inauguration earlier this month.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 11.5 million #WomensMarch Tweets sent around the world

— Twitter Data (@TwitterData) January 22, 2017

12 million Tweets have been sent so far today related to the #Inauguration. Peaked at 58k Tweets sent per minute at 12:02pm EST.

— Twitter Data (@TwitterData) January 20, 2017

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