The Travelers Trapped in Horrific Limbo by Trump’s Immigration Order

Judicial stays couldn’t protect everyone detained at U.S. airports.

Dahlia Lithwick
January 29, 2017

Tags: Immigration Process

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Justice Center (Virginia)


The Virginia suit, unlike those filed in Seattle and New York and Boston last night, was not an ACLU project. The LAJC is a legal advocacy shop that fights injustice and inequality in the lives of individual Virginians. They do so by way of impact litigation, community organizing, and policy advocacy, working on issues ranging across housing, education, civil rights, immigration, health care, and consumer finance.

Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, together with Andrew Pincus and Paul Hughes of Mayer Brown LLP, filed the suit on behalf of the Aziz brothers, who are 19 and 21 years old. The two were stopped at Dulles yesterday, entering the United States from Yemen, on lawful green cards to which they are entitled by their U.S. citizen father.