A protester holds a sign at San Francisco International Airport during a demonstration to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order that bars citizens of seven predominantly Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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The organization's director said he's "never seen anything like this"

By Madeline Farber
January 29, 2017

Since President Donald Trump signed an executive order Saturday that bans immigrants from seven predominately Muslim countries, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has raised over $10 million.

That’s according to Anthony Romero, the executive director of the civil liberties group. Romero told Yahoo News that in addition to the $10 million, more than 150,000 new members have joined the organization.

The ACLU challenged Trump’s order, leading federal judge Ann Donnelly blocked parts of it Saturday night.

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” Romero first 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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