Michigan attorney describes immigration battle in wake of Presidential order

airport-boardingAttorneys in Michigan and elsewhere are still trying to get information about and access to people detained at ports of entry. That’s after Friday’s immigration order signed by President Trump.

The executive order triggered protests at airports across the US and resulted in over one hundred travelers being detained or sent home.

Several states fielded lawsuits, some resulting in federal judges blocking parts of the executive order.

Susan Reed is the managing attorney at the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. She says they haven’t filed any lawsuits yet.

“Our participation in a challenge is certainly a possibility. We are truly just trying to field emergencies and communicate with folks as things are happening.”

President Donald Trump has defended the orders saying in a Tweet – quote – “There is nothing nice about searching for terrorists before they can enter our country.”