New York Immigration Coalition Offers Legal Services to Victims of the Muslim Travel Ban, CBS News Reports

Posted on December 6, 2017

Local Immigration Lawyers Offering Services Following Supreme Court Ruling On Travel Ban

Originally Published in CBS New York on December 5, 2017
Reported by Magdalena Doris

Local immigration lawyers are working overtime after the Supreme Court ruled to allow the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. The ban was green-lighted by the Supreme Court, in its entirety, while lower courts work to rule on injunctions and determine its legality. It applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lawyers of the New York Immigration Coalition are now offering their services for those concerned that they may be affected and families separated. “People are really afraid,” Camille Mackler with the New York Immigration Coalition told CBS2’s Magdalena Doris. “It’s been a rough ride and a really emotional roller coaster for these individuals. Generally speaking, nobody can get a visa now. From Iran, only students can get visas. Each country has its own sort of restrictions.” The New York Immigration Coalition encourages those who believe they may be affected to contact a lawyer and become educated on their status.

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