The family previously had an appointment in Dubai to get a tourist visa. But it was abruptly canceled after Trump announced his executive order banning the entry of people from seven countries with Muslim majorities.
The red and pink heart, which is about 10 feet high, incorporates 2015 census data. Thirty-three metal poles are inscribed to represent the national origins and shifting populations of foreign-born New York City residents.
Board certified immigration attorney Jeff Widdison has a decade of experience helping immigrants become American citizens.
With President Trump's new ban on travel from seven countries, Widdison says local immigrants are being impacted and are scared.