FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lawyers Heading Back to LAX to Aid Travelers Caught in Reinstated Ban

(ANAHEIM, CA, 06/26/17) – Due to the recent announcement that the Muslim Travel Ban will not go into affect until 5 pm PST on Thursday, June 29, the attorneys will be at LAX beginning at 2 pm and remain as needed. It may take hours after 5 pm for advocates on the ground to assess whether there is any substantial local impact. If your outlet is mainly interested in substantial local impact, please contact us Friday morning. We appreciate your time and understanding as we deal with these developments.

Text for the State Department's Cable announcing implementation of Supreme Court Decision 

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to partially reinstate the Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban, attorneys from Greater Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA), Public Counsel, the ACLU, Immigrant Defenders, One Justice, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (AAAJ-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 at LAX available for media
 
WHEN: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM
 
WHERE: LAX, Bradley Terminal Arrivals level (organizers and activists) and Departures level (attorneys)
 
WHO: Attorneys and activists from CAIR-LA, Public Counsel, ACLU, AAAJ, Immigrant Defenders, One Justice, National Lawyers Guild, Vigilant Love Coalition, SWANA-LA, and others
 
CONTACTS:
Masih Fouladi, CAIR-LA mfouladi@cair.com(714) 801-0349
Ameena Mirza Qazi, National Lawyers Guild ameena@nlg-la.org(714) 390-5305
David Colker, ACLU SoCal dcolker@aclusocal.org(213) 977-5242