Mar 1

Associated Press: Airports, Legal Volunteers Prepare for New Trump Travel Ban


The Associated Press reports that airport officials and civil rights lawyers across the country are preparing for President Trump’s new travel ban, which is expected to be issued in the coming days. Since last month’s ban, which courts have put on hold, a section of the international arrivals area at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C., has been transformed into a virtual law firm, with legal volunteers ready to greet travelers from affected countries and ask if they saw anyone being detained. Similar efforts are underway at other U.S. airports. While the White House had indicated earlier this week that President Trump would sign the new order today, its issuance has been delayed in the wake of the president’s first address to a joint session of Congress.