Human Rights Lawyers Are Fighting a Justice Dept. Order to Stop Legal Aid for Immigrants

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Human Rights Lawyers Are Fighting a Justice Dept. Order to Stop Legal Aid for Immigrants

A federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, heard arguments Monday over President Trump’s second travel ban, which sought to ban all refugees and citizens of six majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States. The panel of 13 judges appeared to be divided. DN! is joined by Matt Adams, lead counsel for the class action lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s executive order. Adams is legal director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. He also describes how he is taking on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the Department of Justice ordered his group to "cease and desist" from assisting unrepresented immigrants in deportation proceedings.