Legal Aid Justice Center comments on federal suit over refugee ban

The Executive Director of the Legal Aid Justice Center, Mary Bauer, has said that the residents were being banned for racist and unconstitutional reasons.
News Story (Virginia)

Charlottesville Newsplex (VA)
January 29, 2017

Tags: Asylum, Immigration Process

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


“I think it’s a very difficult time to be an immigrant and you see that people are deeply afraid because families are being ripped apart,” said Bauer. “We don’t know what else is to come from this president.”

Bauer and her colleagues viewed the ban as being being illegal and immoral because the ban calls for people from seven specific countries not to be able to come into the US.

“Some people have been released and some people were already sent back,” Bauer explained. “Families are getting ripped apart because of this incredibly destructive and racist ban.”