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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings held a press conference Saturday evening to address how Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and the City of Dallas are affected by the recent executive order on immigration signed by President Donald Trump.

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Rawlings was concerned with how the order could impact the Dallas area beyond politics.

As countless lives are left in legal limbo – stranded in airports coast-to-coast – there are new concerns of a trickle effect that could dry up Dallas business.

“If I’m a business person on that trip, and I was told to go home, think i’m going to invest money into business here? I don’t think so,” said Rawlings.

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President Trump’s immigration ban is centered around seven predominantly Muslim countries and Rawlings believes it’s bad for business and bad for Dallas.

On a Saturday night filled with growing protests at DFW Airport, Rawlings left a heartfelt message to those who were detained.

“On behalf of the citizens of Dallas, we’re sorry,” said Rawlings.

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