PRESS ADVISORY (REVISED)
Due to the recent announcement that the Muslim Travel Ban will not go into affect until 5pm PST tomorrow Thurs. June 29, the attorneys will be there beginning at 2pm and remain as needed. It may take hours after 5pm for us to assess whether there is any substantial local impact. If your outlet is mainly interested in such an assessment, please contact us Friday morning. We appreciate your time and understanding as we deal with these developments.
Lawyers Heading Back to LAX to Aid Travelers Caught in Reinstated Ban
Thursday, June 29, 2017
In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to partially reinstate the Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban, attorneys from Public Counsel, the ACLU, Immigrant Defenders, One Justice, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA), Greater Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) will be stationed at LAX Thursday when the Muslim ban is expected to take effect.
Attorneys will be assessing any impact on travelers who are seeking entry into the United States through Customs and Border and Protection at LAX. They will be joined by organizers and activists who will be providing support to families who may be waiting for their loved ones and information on the Muslim ban, and demonstrating against the discriminatory action.
What: Attorneys and Organizers at LAX available for media
When: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 2pm-7pm
Where: LAX, Bradley Terminal Arrivals level (organizers and activists) and Departures level (attorneys)
Who: Attorneys and activists from Public Counsel, ACLU, AAAJ, Immigrant Defenders, One Justice, National Lawyers Guild, CAIR, Vigilant Love Coalition, SWANA-LA, and others
Ameena Mirza Qazi, National Lawyers Guild (714)390-5305
David Colker, ACLU SoCal (213) 977-5242
Masih Fouladi, CAIR-LA (714) 801-0349