There’s a website that’s ensuring immigrants landing at US airports are being treated fairly, and it’s wonderful.
Airport Lawyer is waving a big, fat finger in the face of President Donald Trump’s ridiculously prejudiced travel policies, dispatching volunteer lawyers to those in need.
“Even with the travel ban temporarily suspended, travelers are still facing problems even if they aren’t from one of the listed countries,” the site says. “If you are worried about someone travelling, we want to help them.”
The service currently operates at 21 US airports, and is accessible through the website or through a handy app, both of which are available in Arabic and Farsi.
“We provide a bridge from immigrant communities to volunteer lawyers, to provide lawyers with real time data on when their services are needed at US airports,” it adds.
The site promises that all shared information will remain secure, but says that it cannot guarantee help, only that it can try.
New travel ban
Earlier this week, Trump signed a revised immigration executive order, reducing the ban to six countries.
However, these are still predominantly Muslim countries, and the prejudice has not dissipated.
Notably, Iraq has been removed from the list, in light of the joint US-Iraqi military efforts against ISIS in the Middle East.
According to NBC News, the order limits the number of refugees entering the States this year to 50 000.
The White House asserts that this is not a Muslim ban, but a ban on countries with below-par screening techniques.
Notably, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, whose citizens have in fact perpetrated terrorist attacks in the US before, remain absent from the list.
Visit Airport Lawyer here.