The final recommendations of the Newton (MA) Police Reform Task Force, on which I served for the past 7-8 months along with an incredible team led by Sonja Spears, have just been published and can be found here.
The below request for help comes from a group of lawyers organizing at Boston’s Logan Airport in response to the January 27, 2017 executive order on travel/immigration. Please share with any overseas attorneys you know who may be in a position to help. Thanks!
URGENT: Call for Attorney Volunteers at International Airports Outside the US to Protect Refugees and Travelers
Friday evening President Trump issued an Executive Order that, among other things, bars entry for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries for at least 90 days, suspends the US refugee program for at least 120 days, and indefinitely bans Syrian refugees from resettlement in the US. Over the weekend, a number of federal courts issued temporary restraining orders that block the enforcement of the Executive Order. More legal action is underway.
Attorneys volunteering at US airports need your help: we have been notified that many travelers have been denied boarding for US-bound flights, and others are not aware of the temporary restraining orders upon arrival in the US.
This is where you come in: if you would be willing to volunteer at an airport near you, please sign up using the linked form. We need volunteer attorneys who can distribute updated information to affected travelers, collect contact information for affected travelers departing for the US, coordinate with attorney support teams at US points of entry, and provide US-based attorneys with updates on conditions at departing airports. No immigration experience is necessary, we will connect you with other volunteers in your area, and we will provide you with documents, forms, and instructions on how to get started.
Here is the link to volunteer: