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With Trump’s Immediate Refugee and Muslim Ban, Chaos Ensues For Families & Travelers With Valid Visas

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Advocates and Lawyers for Refugees and Muslim Immigrants to Illuminate and Decry What is Happening

With the immediate, Friday night implementation of Trump’s ban on refugees, and individuals from certain Muslim countries traveling to the US on valid visas, chaos has ensued.  TODAY, January 28 at 1:30pm ET/1-:30am PT, leaders from American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, HIAS, International Refugee Assistance Project, National Immigration Law Center, and America’s Voice Education Fund will gather on a press call to decry what is happening and outline their response.  Note this is an updated time for the call, which originally was at 12 PM Eastern, and will now rely on a new moderated dial-in call-in line.

On the call, NILC will be able to discuss the emergency litigation filed earlier today in the Eastern District of New York on behalf of two Iraqi refugees with valid entry permits who were detained at JFK airport last night.


Abed A. Ayoub, Esq., Legal and Policy Director, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
Karen Tumlin, Legal Director, National Immigration Law Center
Julie Kornfeld, Attorney and Skadden Fellow, International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)
Amit Jain, Law Student Intern at Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School
Omar Jadwat, ACLU Immigrant Rights Project
David Leopold, Cleveland-based immigration lawyer and past president, AILA
Melanie Nezer, Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, HIAS
Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director, America’s Voice Education Fund (moderator)

WHEN: TODAY, January 28 at 1:30PM ET/10:30AM PT

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