email from Avaaz, 1/28/17
People are being pulled off planes and pushed into detention centers in airports across the US today — legal visa holders, visitors, refugees, even the green card holding spouses of American citizens!
And we are fighting back.
People are gathering at your airport to protest this inhumane and racist treatment. Let’s join them and add strength to this protest. Showing up in the terminal now can be the beginning of a national movement that endures and wins. Here’s the Facebook link for the protest near you:
Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal A-West, International Arrivals at 2pm tomorrow, Jan 29
Check this link for any updates to the time or location
This is not an approved action. And that means people might get arrested and non-citizens might face extra threats. There will be many more chances to get involved after this, and this protest might not be right for all of us.
For those who can, make your way to the protest in the link above. Also, the resistance movement needs lawyers to help represent those detained. If you, or someone you know, fits the bill please fill out the form here:
This is last minute, and risky, but the faster we mobilize, the faster the courts, Congress and Trump feel the heat of a massive public outcry.
Trump’s Order Blocks Immigrants at Airports (New York Times)
US-bound migrants blocked from flying to JFK airport (The Guardian)
Trump executive order: Refugees detained at US airports (BBC News)