June 26, 2017
After a brief period of hibernation, President Trump’s travel ban has been re-implemented after the Supreme Court came down with a decision, allowing parts of the ban to take effect.
Advocates across the nation have taken up posts in all the major airports where the travel ban is expected to severely impact Muslim communities. Since the January airport protests against the initial travel ban, legal aid and pro bono attorneys have remained vigilant and have organized groups to stay at all the international airport terminals.
This is particularly true in Southern California, where there is a large Muslim immigrant and refugee population.
Groups like Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles and National Immigration Law Center (NILC) are already stationed at LAX and are prepared to ensure all documented immigrants are allowed safe passage into the U.S. without any issues from Customs and Border Protection.
“We remain concerned over any bans at all. It’s discriminatory and unconstitutional and contrary to our fundamental values of fairness and equality,” Reshma Shamasunder, a deputy director for NILC, said. “We are absolutely going to be watching.”
Organizations mentioned/involved: National Immigration Law Center (NILC), Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)