Selected News Clips Highlighting AILA and its Members Responding to the Muslim/Refugee Ban

As of March 8, 2017, there are many news stories about the work being done to push back against the Executive Order banning Muslims and refugees. Some selected clips chronicling the work being done on the front lines are compiled below.

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(in reverse chronological order)

Media Highlights

CNN: Attorneys: travel ban fight is 'a marathon' with no end in sight
By Darran Simon

Teen Vogue: Donald Trump Announces His Revised Muslim Ban Executive Order
By Lily Herman

WBUR (New England): Attorney Susan Church On President Trump's New Immigration Ban By Caitlin O'Keefe and Meghna Chakrabarti

Associated Press: Airports, legal volunteers prepare for new Trump travel ban
By Gene Johnson

Reuters: New Trump Travel Order Will Aim to Short Circuit Legal Challenges
By Dan Levine and Mica Rosenberg

Mother Jones: This Is What It's Like on the Front Lines of Trump's Travel Ban
By Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn

NPR: For Refugees And Advocates, Trump Immigration Order Stay Leads To Disarray
By Deborah Amos

Mother Jones: This Is What It's Like on the Front Lines of Trump's Travel Ban
By Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn

Daily News (Tennessee): Immigration Attorney Cites Anxiety Over Next Steps in Federal Immigration Rules
By Bill Dries

Arizona Republic: Arizonans react to court ruling on Trump travel ban
By Dianna M. Náñez Appeals court ruling seen as victory by some in N.J.
By Hannan Adely, Monsy Alvarado, and Herb Jackson

KARE11: Weighing the legal arguments of travel ban

KARE11: St Thomas immigration law professor talks about the immigration executive order

Minnesota Star Tribune: A refugee reset would have big impact in Minnesota
By Mila Koumpilova

Times Free Press: Immigration directive stops local man's reunion with his family
By Tyler Jett

Business Insider: Trump may have undermined the legal case for his immigration ban in 2 major ways
By Natasha Bertrand

KGW (Oregon): Iranian baby admitted to OHSU, early results 'promising'

CNN: Iranian baby barred by travel ban arrives at hospital
By Darran Simon

Associated Press: Lawyer: Iranian Family Thrilled Baby to Be Treated in US
By Verena Dobnik

Bloomberg: Travel Industry on Edge as U.S. Visa Policy Upends Flight Plans
By Randy Woods and Austin Weinstein

Chicago Tribune: Immigration lawyers swamped in wake of travel ban
By Robert Channick

Irish Times: US lawyers say mass deportations could include illegal Irish
By Mark Hilliard

Washington Post: Trump's loose talk about Muslims gets weaponized in court against travel ban
By Fred Barbash and Derek Hawkins

The Globe and Mail: Trump gears up for lengthy legal battle over his immigration ban
By Adrian Barrow

International Business Times: Trump's Executive Orders Latest: Everything To Know About Immigration Ban, Judge Decision
By Marcy Kreiter

Boston Globe: Muslim travel ban: Winners, losers, and the rest of us
By Marcela Garcia

WCVB: Families reunite at Logan after judge halts travel ban
By David Beinick

The Independent: Donald Trump's executive order 'threatens all immigration and tourism' in the small print
By Rachael Revesz

Wall Street Journal: Federal Judge Temporarily Halts Trump Order on Immigration, Refugees
By Dan Frosch

Washington Post: Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump's entry order nationwide
By Matt Zapotosky, Lori Aratani and Justin Jouvenal

The Blaze: Is Trump's travel ban constitutional? Immigration law experts from both sides weigh in.
By Jon Street

Chicago Sun Times: After Muslim ban, Bridgeport man's family stuck in a 'gray area'
By Andrea Salcedo

Village Voice: JFK Post-Muslim Ban: Travelers Face Interrogations About Trump and ISIS
By Jon Campbell

Pitt News: Lawyers defend immigrants in Pittsburgh after Trump's executive order
By Nolan Roosa

Big Island Now: Groups Issue Joint Statement Opposing Trump's Immigration Orders

Hawaii 24/7: Demonstration at the Federal building in Honolulu to oppose President Trump's orders on immigration

Online Athens: Athens immigration attorney seeing increased calls
By Jim Thompson

Business Insider: Lawsuit: Dozens of immigrants trying to enter the US coerced into giving up visas and green cards after Trump travel ban
By Natasha Bertrand

Time: 'We Don't Want to Risk It.' Some Green-Card Holders Fear Leaving the U.S. Under Trump's Travel Ban
By Charlotte Alter

Vice: Where Will Refugees Suddenly Rejected by the US Go Now?
By Meredith Hoffman

ProPublica: A New State Department Order to Revoke Visas Could Have Far-Reaching Effects
By Justin Elliott

Bellingham Herald: He got his green card last week, but now might not be able to see his parents for years
By Samantha Wohlfiel

KTUU: Attorney says military members, oil execs among hundreds in Alaska affected by immigration ban
By Dan Carpenter

Reuters: U.S. Technology Startups Panic Over Immigration Ban
By Heather Somerville and Kristina Cooke

KCRW (California): Immigration lawyers scramble to help people affected by travel ban

Quartz: Immigration lawyers-like the ones helping stranded immigrants and refugees at US airports-are mostly women
By Hanna Kozlowska

Time: 'We Don't Want to Risk It.' Some Green-Card Holders Fear Leaving the U.S. Under Trump's Travel Ban
By Charlotte Alden

Boston Globe: With visas revoked, travelers barred entry despite court order
By Maria Sacchetti and Milton J. Valencia Sidebar: Immigration lawyers offer assistance
By Lindley Estes

Miami7: South Floridians chime in on Trump's immigration orders

Sun Sentinel: South Florida political, religious leaders condemn Trump's travel ban

Scalawag: American values are under attack. Here's how North Carolinians can stand up and fight back.
By Damjan Denoble

New York Times: Foreigners Trapped in the United States by New Policy
By Nicholas Kulish, Gardiner Harris, and Ron Nixon

ABC News: What to Know About Trump's Executive Order and What Happens Next
By Lauren Pearle

Voice of America (Persia): Video interview with Ben Johnson

NBC (Bay Area): 'How Many More Are We Not Hearing About?' Oakland Green Card Holder Describes SFO Detention as 'Torment'

Star Telegram: "These lawyers are doing so much on their own dime..."

KITV (Hawaii): Hawaii community groups, attorney's oppose Trump's travel ban

Mashable: Is it legal for authorities to check your social media at the U.S. border?
By Colin Daileida

Bloomberg BNA: How Hard Will Trump's Immigration Order Hit Businesses?
By Laura Francis

Chicagoist: 'The Problem Is Not Fixed': Lawyers Continue To Rally At O'Hare As Dozens Held On Monday
By Stephen Gossett

KPCC: LAX immigration agents asked detainees to sign away their legal residency status, attorneys say

Vice: Where Will Refugees Suddenly Rejected by the US Go Now?
By Meredith Hoffman

WABE (Atlanta): Closer Look: New Ga. Reps; Spelman's President; And More
By Elizabeth Eads

CBS (Pittsburgh): Immigration Lawyer Plans Meeting With Syrian Students In Pittsburgh
By Ralph Iannotti

KGW (Oregon): Rally in support of immigrants, refugees outside Mexican Consulate

Chicago Tribute: Universities advise some students, scholars not to travel abroad
By: Dawn Rhodes and Vikki Ortiz Healy

Crain's Chicago Business: Four things to know about Chicago's immigration bar
By Claire Bushey

WBEZ (Chicago): Chicago Immigration Attorney: 'No Clear Guidance Has Been Given' On Enforcing Immigration Order

Peoria Public Radio: Travelers Detained at Chicago Airport Following Immigration Ban
By: Susie An

CBS Chicago: Airport Protests Continue In Wake Of Trump's Controversial Travel Ban

By Will Jones, Evelyn Holmes and John Garcia

DallasNews: Detained travelers at DFW Airport are released, reunited with families
By: Julieta Chiquillo, Tom Steele, and Sarah Mervosh

OregonLive: Portland lawyers say they've talked with three travelers stopped after Trump's executive order
By: Case Parks

The Atlantic: Trump's Flawed Defense of His Immigration Order
By Clare Foran

NPR: Lawyer Says Immigration Executive Order Caught Many By Surprise

Value Walk: U.S. Border Patrol Checking Facebook Profiles For Political Views, Says Lawyer
By Aman Jain 

Crain's Chicago Business: Four things to know about Chicago's immigration bar
By Claire Bushey

WTVD-TV (Raleigh): RDU travelers weigh in on Trump travel ban
By Stephanie Lopez

Think Progress: Trump tweet reveals ignorance about basics of immigration law
By Zack Ford

MWC News: US judge blocks deportations under Trump's Muslim ban

Conservative HQ: President Trump Stops Suicidal Immigration Policy – Left Goes Nuts
By George Rasley, CHQ Editor

Chicago Tribune: Up to 50 held at O'Hare on Monday for Trump immigration ban
By Nereida Moreno and Stacy St. Clair

Politico: California legislator calls for Melania Trump immigration records
By Carla Marinucci

WBUR 90.9 FM Boston: Trump's Immigration Orders, Federal Judges' Rulings, And What They Mean For Boston

CBS Local (Pittsburgh): Local University Officials, Lawmakers Criticize Trump's Immigration Order
By Jon Delano

WSYR-TV (Syracuse): Local attorneys are helping those impacted by anti-immigration executive order

Slate: Up in the Air
By Mike Pesca

WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago: Chicago Immigration Attorney: 'No Clear Guidance Has Been Given' On Enforcing Immigration Order

WJLA-TV (Washington, DC): Past presidents set the precedent for Trump's immigration ban
By Leandra Bernstein

Burlington Free Press: Rutland rallies for refugees after Trump's order
By April McCullum

Allentown Morning Call: Syrian families denied entry in Philadelphia may have to restart immigration process
By Andrew Wagaman

The Independent: Attorneys General in 16 US States condemn Donald Trump's Muslim ban as unlawful
By Caroline Mortimer

Gant News: Judges halt implementation of Trump's immigration order, WH stands by it

Firstpost: Donald Trump's immigrant ban: US officials checking Facebook profiles of immigrants, says report

WBUR 90.9 FM Boston: Lawyer Involved With Boston Federal Court Ruling On Trump Immigration Order Talks About Case
By Sharon Brody

CNET: US border agents checking Facebook profiles, lawyer says
By Mike Sorrentino

Arizona Family: McCain: Trump's travel ban 'risks harmful results'
By Phil Benson

The Denver Post: Lawyers mobilize to help immigrants at Denver International Airport
By Bruce Finley

CBS Local (Chicago): Immigration Advocates Cheer Release Of O'Hare Detainees
By Lauren Victory Australia in talks with US on dual nationals over Donald Trump's seven-country Muslim ban

The Telegraph: Barack Obama hits out at Donald Trump, warning 'American values' are at stake

Global News Network: Black and Muslim, some African including Liberian immigrants feel the brunt of Trump's immigration plans
By Tiziana Rinaldi

The Daily Beast: Under President Trump, Deportations Are 'Full Steam Ahead'
By Betsy Woodruff

My Fox Boston: Protests erupt in Boston as migrant families are thrown into chaos by immigration ban

The Boston Globe: Boston judge also puts hold on deportations
By Maria Sacchetti and Felicia Gans

Duluth News Tribune: Trump refugee ban causes chaos, panic, anger worldwide
By Yeganeh Torbati and Doina Chiacu / Reuters 

Chicago Sun-Times: All detainees released from O'Hare after chaotic day at airport
By Sam Charles, Lynn Sweet and Matthew Hendrickson

The Boston Globe: Boston-area academics face bans on entering US
By Laura Cimaldi, Evan Allen and Maria Sacchetti

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Family endures 'scary, stressful' airport wait because of Trump immigration order
By Pashtana Usufzy and Rio Lacanlale

The Independent: Donald Trump immigration ban: Green card holders barred from entering US, security officials confirm
By Andrew Buncombe

CNN: Judges temporarily block part of Trump's immigration order, WH stands by it
By Ariane de Vogue, Eli Watkins and Alanne Orjoux

KPCC 89.3 FM Southern California: Federal judge halts Trump immigration order after detentions at airports, LAX included
By Leslie Berestein Rojas and Sandra Oshiro

Vox: Trump's immigration ban initially applied to up to 500,000 green card holders
By Dara Lind

Fortune: Trump Refugee Ban Causes Chaos, Panic, Anger Worldwide

Reuters: Two Iraqis lead legal fight against Trump order blocking entry
By Mica Rosenberg and David Ingram 

Vox: Trump says his refugee ban is about protecting America. It's really about Islamophobia.
By Zack Beauchamp

Denverite: Immigration lawyers will monitor international arrivals at DIA
By Ashley Dean

The Independent: Donald Trump Muslim immigration ban: US border patrol 'checking people's Facebook for political views'
By Caroline Mortimer

WABE Atlanta: At Least 4 Stopped At Atlanta Airport After Trump's Immigration Order

Morocco World News: 2 Iraqi Nationals With Legal Visas Barred Entry to US

WKAR 90.5 FM East Lansing, MI: Lansing attorney assists international community, MSU student feels "new aspects of pain"
By Kevin Lavery

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Concern greets possible restrictions by President Donald Trump on refugees
By Brian Albrecht

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 17013163.