Press Release for Immediate Distribution
A federal judge tonight issued 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, issued yesterday. DHS 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.
The judge’s order also requires DHS to permit these individuals to speak to lawyers.
The lawyers representing the individuals are Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg of the Legal Aid Justice Center, and Andrew Pincus and Paul Hughes of Mayer Brown LLP.
Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg 434 218-9673
Andrew Pincus 202-320-9125
Paul Hughes 240-441-2240
For details about Dulles detainees and to support this case, please go here: https://www.crowdjustice.org/case/dullesdetainees/
About the Legal Aid Justice Center
The Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) fights injustice in the lives of individual Virginians while rooting out exploitative policies and practices that keep people in poverty. LAJC uses impact litigation, community organizing, and policy advocacy to solve urgent problems in areas such as housing, education, civil rights, immigration, healthcare and consumer finance. LAJC’s primary service areas are Charlottesville, Northern Virginia and Richmond/Petersburg, but the effects of their work are felt statewide.