The ACLU saw an amazing $24 million in contributions over the weekend. The Legal Aid Justice Center of Virginia saw about $11,000, mostly in small contributions. They are representing many of those being illegally detained at the Dulles airport. The ACLU has done amazing work but LAJC is fighting the CBP in Virginia right now for those still detained, being denied access to family or lawyers and threatened with deportation despite the court orders to the contrary.
A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order barring the Department of Homeland Security from removing from the United States 50-60 individuals currently detained at Dulles Airport who are legal permanent residents, but were refused admission into the country because they are citizens of the seven countries identified in President Trump’s executive order. CBP had refused to allow the individuals to speak to family members or lawyers and had stated that it planned to send all of them out of the United States. Two of the plaintiffs were two young lawful permanent residents from Yemen who sought to enter the U.S. to be with their U.S. citizen father. Upon arriving at Dulles, they were detained, denied access to legal counsel, and ultimately placed on a flight to Ethiopia in violation of the court order, where they are currently stuck because the CBP confiscated their passports. The CBP is still refusing to abide by the court order (www.dailykos.com/...) as detailed in the front page story.
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