Meet The Local Non-Profit Challenging Trump’s Immigration Ban In Court

The Legal Aid Justice Center, which has been around for a half-century and has had an outpost in Falls Church for nearly two decades.

News Story (Virginia)

Rachel Kurzius
February 3, 2017

Tags: Immigration Process

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


LAJC, along with firm Mayer Brown, filed the lawsuit Aziz v Trump, which secured a temporary restraining order from Judge Leonie Brinkema on Saturday. (Whether Customs and Border Protection is actually obeying the federal court order is another question, one which the commonwealth is seeking answers. A bevy of lawyers and lawmakers say that border officials are in contempt of court.)

The named plaintiffs in the lawsuit are Tareq and Ammar Aqel Mohammad Aziz, two young Yemeni green card holders slated to join their father, an American citizen, after arriving at Dulles International Airport last Saturday.