CHICAGO (AP) When the travel ban went into effect Tuesday, many were worried that Chicagoans would be unable to get around the city.
And when it’s gone into effect Thursday, many more are wondering how it will affect their trips and how they’ll get around.
Here are some key questions to keep an eye on:Will it affect people with valid travel documents?
How will the travel restrictions affect my job?
Can I still buy food and other necessities on the road?
Can someone with valid tickets get a flight?
If you have a valid travel document, you can get around Chicago without fear of getting denied.
But those with non-visa-required documents will have to find other ways to get to work, school and other places, and those with valid visas won’t be able to get the same benefits.
That’s the case even for people who have already been approved for entry to the U.S. through other countries, such as people who were already in Canada before the ban.
“People with valid permits will be able access the airport for travel,” Chicago Transit Authority President Pat Foye said at a news conference Tuesday.
“We will be offering them special passes to get through the airport.
Those who have a non-valid visa or have a passport issued in another country, they will be allowed in.
It’s all fair game.”
The city is expecting a surge in business in Chicago and other cities across the country after the ban takes effect at 6 a.m.
It will take some time to adjust, and it won’t happen overnight.
The airport says it’s going to have to make sure the buses, trains and other transportation options it uses are running smoothly as people are forced to go back and forth from their homes and jobs to get anywhere in the city safely.
Some Chicago residents are trying to keep up with the new restrictions.
Many have used social media to try to keep a sense of order.
For example, @Drew_C_Jones tweeted: “What the hell is going on?
How is this happening?
Where am I supposed to go?
What’s going on?”
A Twitter account called #TakeMeHome says: “I am so sick and tired of people having to travel back and forward between Chicago and wherever they live.
They have no idea where they are going.
There is no way for them to get home safely.
#Takemehome”On Wednesday, the hashtag #TakeTheLead was trending on Twitter.
It refers to a recent tweet from President Donald Trump that said “We have to take back our country.”
The Chicago Police Department says there’s no need to panic.
“We are going to do everything we can to help the city and surrounding areas as they transition to a new environment, and I think the city has the capacity to do that,” Chicago Police spokesman Officer Daniel Diaz said.
Chicago has had a long history of protests against the ban, with thousands of people rallying against it outside City Hall last year.
Demonstrators blocked Interstate 90 in downtown Chicago last month and marched through the streets of Chicago, while police used tear gas and pepper spray on a small group of demonstrators.
The violence and looting was caught on video and sparked nationwide protests.