I'm Not Racist, But ...
Weird how often that line precedes racist things people say.
Trump assures us the executive order basically banning Muslim refugees is "not a Muslim ban".
It does, though, seem to have been written by a white nationalist who is the Commander in Chief's top advisor.
Ordinary people, large corporations, senior government officials, and others are objecting. You can help.
How to keep the pressure on at the airport
Keep showing up
Who needs a boarding pass when you have a marker and poster board?
More airport protests are being planned. Yesterday we pointed to Facebook pages from the weekend's protests. Many of these continue to provide updates.
For another list of airport protests across the country, check out Ground Game. (*Thanks Ashley White-Stern for the tip!)
Support the lawyers who are getting people released
Volunteer lawyers are doing everything they can to release travelers from unjust detentions.
The International Refugee Assistance Project is helping organize many of these lawyers. Donate here to keep them going.
CrowdJustice is a new platform that applies the crowdfunding model to legal cases. You can pledge to support Aziz v. Trump, a case filed on behalf of two detainees at Washington Dulles Airport. The case summary gives you one example of the havoc Trump's executive order wreaked on thousands of families. (*Thanks Kip Wainscott for the tip!)
The ACLU has been grinding too. Don't forget that the ACLU has many chapters to get involved locally.
Check out this list of nearly 20 groups working on cases and providing support to immigrants and refugees.