Texas Lawyers Gather To Protect the Rule of Law following President's Executive Order
After an executive order by President Trump closed the United States border to citizens from seven countries, travelers entering the country through DFW International Airport were detained. Members of the Dallas legal profession reached out to Rob Crain, President of the Dallas Bar Association, wanting to help detainees without legal representation. Crain helped connect like-minded attorneys. A day later, more than 100 attorneys arrived at DFW International Airport. Also present were hundreds of protestors who peacefully demonstrated while DFW police likewise performed in impressive and calm fashion. Behind the scenes, lawyers identified those who needed representation, not an easy task as no announcements were made as to who was being detained. The only notice that an individual was being detained was their failure to exit the immigration and customs areas. As lawyers organized and highlighted the disparate treatment travelers received at airports across the country, a federal judge issued a temporary stay that prevented the government from deporting those subject to the new travel ban. That afternoon, all persons being detained at DFW airport were released, including an 11 month old U.S. Citizen.
“What is important here is that we have a rule of law in this country that is to be followed. We have a constitution that is to be followed. And the only way that is followed is if you have lawyers who are willing to dedicate themselves to making sure that the individuals in this country are being afforded those rights,” Crain said in a statement to the press.
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