These Are the Attorneys Fighting Trump’s Immigration Ban at Airports Around the Country

A group of women rushed to the nation’s airports to offer their legal services to those impacted by Trump’s executive order on immigration.

Interview (NATIONAL)

Anna Silman
New York Magazine
January 31, 2017

Tags: Asylum, Immigration Process

Organizations mentioned/involved: Urban Justice Center (UJC) (New York City), Public Counsel (Los Angeles), Health Justice Project


The Cut spoke to some of the women lawyers across the country, many of whom spent both Saturday and Sunday at their nearest airports and have plans to return this week, about what the experience was like and the people they worked to help. “I felt like I had a superpower,” said attorney Esther Panitch of her time at Atlanta Airport. “And my superpower is that I have the experience and the training to help people, which is exactly why I went to law school.”