Jan 29 2017
The ongoing ACLU legal battle comes as the Department of Homeland Security sided with the Trump administration — openly defying the court order that imposes a temporary stay on the Muslim travel ban to the U.S.
NY Post The The ACLU is getting “multiple reports” that federal customs agents are siding with President Trump — and willfully ignoring a Brooklyn federal judge’s demand that travelers from seven Muslim countries not be deported from the nation’s airports.
Another legal fight was brewing in Brooklyn Sunday following reports that Muslim immigrants were still being forced to board planes out of the U.S. despite a federal judge’s emergency order.
The team of lawyers who successfully stopped parts of Trump’s controversial executive order were back in court asking Judge Ann Donnelly for clarification on the emergency stay she issued Saturday, according to court documents.
Stephen Rooke, 30, a volunteer attorney, was at JFK Airport and said he believed six people were still being detained or had been deported. “We don’t have a total number of the contained — probably around 6 — may even be deported,” he said. “We filed petitions for 22 people, three have been deported out the country since last night.”
“President Trump’s Executive Orders remain in place — prohibited travel will remain prohibited and the U.S. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety,” the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement.
Meanwhile, a flurry of more than 130 volunteer attorneys were scrambling around JFK, filing lawsuits and offering legal advice to those in custody.