International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump

Filing 195

DOCUMENT referencing [194] Motion for leave to file, [193] amicus curiae Brief by Airport Attorneys Coalition, Amici Curiae in support of Appellees. [1000065252] [17-1351] Michael Roberts

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ATTACHMENT B April 18, 2017 Airport Attorney Coalition Letter: Signatories1 In Support of Plaintiff-Appellees in IRAP v. Trump To the Honorable Judges of the 4th Circuit: We are 302 lawyers across 25 airports who witnessed firsthand the extreme disorder and chaos engendered by President Trump's initial travel ban at major airports across the country and the world. We write collectively to express our serious concerns regarding the second travel ban currently before the Court. The impact of these bans extends beyond the individual travelers and their families and communities. We expect that a second travel ban would follow in the footsteps of the first to 1) inappropriately interfere with the attorney-client relationship and 2) compromise our ability to advocate for our clients, with potentially severe and irreversible consequences. In the wake of the implementation of the first ban, several things became clear to the attorneys who arrived at the airports to offer their assistance. First, there was utter confusion around how the ban would be executed, how it might                                                              1 To the extent organizations, corporations, or other entities are provided below by a signatory to this letter, this information is for identification purposes only, and not to attribute any opinion or stance to the affiliated organization. affect different classes of travelers, and what rights those travelers might have under the ban. Second, this lack of clarity extended to both sides of the customs areas at each airport, as it became apparent that the Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) officers tasked with enforcing the ban did not receive sufficient notice or training regarding how the executive order would be implemented in practice. Lastly, the ban's effects on travelers and their families were highly distressing, and the uncertainty as to whether families would be reunited was an excruciating one. The effects of the first ban are widespread and continuing, as witnessed by volunteer lawyers still stationed at various airports. To this day, it is still unknown exactly how many travelers have been detained; for how long they were detained; if they were cuffed, denied medication, food, or representation; how many were forced to waive their rights or sign away their legal status; how many were denied passage to board flights bound for the United States in the first place; or if the decisions and actions of the CBP were appropriate or justified in each case. The inability to adequately advise our clients in potentially unlawful detention - or in some cases, to communicate with them at all - flies in the face of public policy, especially where lawful status may be signed away under duress. The lack of transparency into CBP's practices and the potential for abuse of their discretion, paired with the failure of CBP officers across airports to adequately communicate with attorneys, caused chaos and instilled fear in the community that has only been compounded by the issuing of the second travel ban. We continue to receive frequent reports of United States citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and others with valid entry documents or ties to the United States fearful of scheduling travel or of having their families come to visit. We hear from individuals who are concerned that their travel might be disrupted if the current stay on the second travel ban is lifted, and apprehensions of being unable to reunite with family or return to courses of study in the United States. Many fear a forced return to countries where their lives may be in danger. These continuing effects have only been exacerbated by the community’s reported understanding of the second travel ban to be part of the same overarching initiative that produced the first travel ban. For all these reasons, we oppose Defendants’ request for a stay of the narrow Preliminary Injunction imposed by the District Court. Respectfully, Airport Attorneys from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI): Nina Basu Cynthia B Rosenberg of Rourke & Rosenberg LLC, Partner Maureen Sweeney Dondi West, The Law Office of Dondi West Christy Fisher David O'Brien Debra Katz of Katz, Marshall & Banks Lilah Rosenblum of Lichtman & Rosenblum, PLLC Brian E. Levy, Esq. Laurie Sussman Jenifer Wicks, Blind Justice Anne Coventry Airport Attorneys from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS): Kristina Gasson Emily Bloomenthal Heather Yountz, of Demissie & Church Melanie Chaput Airport Attorney from Bradley International Airport, in Hartford, Connecticut (BDL): Zoe Falken Airport Attorneys from Midway (MDW) and O’Hare (ORD) Airports in Chicago: Frank G. Dylewski , Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP Nickolas Kaplan Amelia Niemi Sumaya Noush Christina L. Vega Fitch Kimberly Rhoten Kimberley Klein Brian Kolva Anjum Siddiqui John Darragh Kendra Scheuerlein of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym Ltd Carolyn Pointer Sonia Fulop, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alex Maturi, Paul Hastings LLP, Associate Courtney Lorentz Brittni Rivera, Esq. Emily Benfer Nancy M. Vizer of Nancy M. Vizer, P.C. Waleed Ghuneim Jen Roberts Michael R Martin, Partner at Dunn, Martin, Miller & Heathcock, Ltd., Michael Wissa, Littler Mendelson Jennifer L Ansay, Northern Illinois Justice for Our Neighbors, Supervisory Attorney Sara Ghadiri Hanan Van Dril Sarah Peaceman Maria Baldini-Potermin Mona Naser Huma Rashid Kelly M. Kaiser Gina Gray, Perkins Coie LLP Rhea Ghosh Laura DeBolt Carrie Brasser Navreet Heneghan Alen Takhsh of TAKHSH LAW, P.C. Adekunbi Adejumo Stephanie Arsenty Julie Campbell Leah Jakubowski, General Counsel Sharada Chidambaram Kevin Herrera Rachel Koch, Assistant Public Defender of Cook County, IL Iris Gutiérrez Berríos, Staff Attorney at Southwest Organizing Project Alexis Dunton Diana Chen Iskra Panteva, TAP Ericka A. McFee of McFee Law Offices, P.C. Jamie Brown Brooke A Lautz Genevieve O'Toole, Assistant Public Defender Susan Malter, Chicago Legal Responders Network (O'Hare Legal Team) Airport Attorneys from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW): Matthew M. Mitzner Sonali Patnaik Farheen Siddiqi Hong Tan, Hong Tan PC Suchismita Pahi Amanda Ghagar Sanja Bogdanovic Airport Attorneys from Denver International Airport (DEN): Jamie Baker Roskie L. Indra Lusero, Director of Elephant Circle Zachary Warren of the Highlands Law Firm Camila Palmer, Elkind Alterman Harston Jeffrey A Williams Eric M Johnson (Colorado Bar #30053), of Johnson Knudson LLC Alyssa Reed, Owner at Reed Immigration, LLC Neeti Pawar, Attorney/Owner at Neeti Pawar LLC Airport Attorney from Las Vegas McCarran International (LAS): Hardeep Sull Airport Attorneys from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): Teri Stein Elizabeth Yazdany Eva Van Brunt Deborah Hoetger Ariella Morrison, OneJustice Mia Yamamoto, of the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance Mary R. Conklin Katlyn A. Andolina Maggie Castillo, Chair, AILA Southern California Chapter Roxana Amiri, Law Offices of Roxana Amiri Ally Bolour, American Immigration Lawyers Association - Board of Governors Nicholas Mireles, Esq., D'Alessio Law Group Tiffany Chang, AILA Southern California Chapter/Secretary Katharine Lau Marion Donovan-Kaloust Ninaz Khorsandi , Rezai & Khorsandi, ALC Genevieve Kovacs Perez, Immediate Past Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association Southern California Chapter Delia Lorena Franco, Esq. , Franco Law Group, APLC Monica Crooms, of Crooms Arevalo Evelyn Cedeño-Naik, Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project Kelsey Provo, Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project Amanda Fleming Sarah Dada Monica Glicken, Law Office of Monica Eav Glicken PC Mona Iman Nassim Nazemi Sohila Reza of Rezai & Khorsandi, ALC Airport Attorneys from Miami International Airport (MIA): Charles Elsesser Aidil Oscariz Meena Jagannath, Community Justice Project Airport Attorneys from Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP): Melissa Staudinger Terran Chambers Jesse Griffin, Anna Petosky, Partner at Maslon LLP Lucas M. Hjelle Ashleigh Leitch, Attorney Beverly Luther Raymond Tahnk-Johnson Mark Lichtenwalter Meg Hennessy Sara K. Van Norman, Shareholder at Jacobson, Magnuson, Anderson and Halloran, P.C. Kathryn Moe Rajin Olson, Robins Kaplan LLP Summra Mohammadee Shariff Victoria Elsmore Jay Erstling Rebekah L. Bailey, Partner at Nichols Kaster, PLLP Kaitlyn Johnson Anne Dutton Judi Lamble Scott Smith, Smith Legal PLLC Regina Jefferies, University of Minnesota Law School Mirella Ceja-Orozco Michael Sheran, Attorney at Maslon, LLP Christina Wong James Renken of James P. Renken, PLLC Ashley Dorman Brad Taplin Lindsey L. Tuttle, The Law Office of Lindsey L. Tuttle, PLLC Daniel Bruzzone, Patterson Thuente Pedersen PA Bennett Hartz, Walker & Walker Law Offices, PLLC Kara Lynum Airport Attorneys from New York Area Airports (JFK, LGA, EWR): Wendy M. LaManque Michelle Miao, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Adam S. Cohen Asif Attarwala David Siffert Kristin Leighton, Associate Anat Maytal Ross Weiner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Jeremy M. Green, Fried Frank/Law Clerk Mark Salomon, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Erica Doran Alina Charniauskaya Laura Rodriguez Thomas Lee, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Roni Amit Anand Mehta Melissa Trent Saghar Esfandiarifard, Kirkland & Ellis Jason Scott Camilo , Law Offices of Jason Scott Camilo Elliot Harvey Schatmeier Ameneh Bordi Salaam Bhatti Dylan Hanson, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Rachel Godsil Bria Delaney, Kirkland & Ellis Saralyn Cohen, Shearman & Sterling LLP Ashley Gregory, Kirkland & Ellis LLP/Partner Faris Elrabie Arlene Ortiz-Leytte, Kirkland & Ellis LLP J. Keith Kobylka, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Rita Sinha-Marsh Ayanna Lewis-Gruss Airport Attorney from Oakland International Airport (OAK): Elinor Rushforth, OneJustice/ Staff Attorney Airport Attorneys from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL): Nadia Adawi, Lawyers for Good Government Pamela Woldow Christina Salabert Kelly Ohlert Airport Attorneys from Phoenix International Airport (PHX): Jennifer Delgado Airport Attorneys from San Francisco International Airport (SFO): Mansi Shah Hannah Shearer Shannon Leong Alex Dockery Harrison "Buzz" Frahn, Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Theresa Guy Moran Alexis McKenna Dorothy Hwang Susie Hwang Deylin Thrift-Viveros, Centro Legal de la Raza Sam Ferguson, Meade Firm, p.c. Laura Kavanaugh Shannon S. Raj Lisa Weissman-Ward (individual capacity), Supervising Attorney & Lecturer in Law Deepak Singh, Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells LLP Julia R. Wilson, OneJustice Kip Steinberg Kathleen Gabel Elana Jacobs Megan K. Niedermeyer, Cooley LLP Lauren M. Roberts, OneJustice Kiana Moradi, Moradi Saslaw LLP/Partner James J. Chang Jennifer Thai Tran Sara E. Raymond, Law Office of Sara E. Raymond Claire Fawcett, Staff Attorney Jessica Therkelsen, OneJustice Maxell Ligot Airport Attorneys from Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport (SEA): Tahmina Watson Vedika Mehera Tom Wyrwich, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Michael Reiss, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Jose A. Hernandez, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP Takao Yamada Louisa Barash, Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP Christopher Helm, Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine Chris C. Morleu Julien Kern, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Lisa Koperski, Associate at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Katharine Tylee Herz, Davis Wright Tremaine Susuk Lim, Counsel at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Airport Attorneys from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD): Anam Rahman Sherry Beshay Jonathan D. Strum, Esq., Law Office of Jonathan D. Strum Rina Gandhi Vincent Rivas-Flores Carol McClarnon John E. McGlothlin Rachana Desai Martin Kate Perino Naima Said Cheryl I. Aaron Francey Youngberg Breah Mortenson Davis Tyner Greer Donley Katharine Glenn Lauren E. Travis, Esq. Paul Deckard Mona Hatoum Jenna McGrath Rachel Zoghlin Alison J. Brown, Law Office of Alison J. Brown Kavitha Subramanian Allison Carpenter Kristen Brenchley Melanie Lynn Kahn, Esq. Mariam Masumi, Johnson & Associates, P.C., Senior Attorney Michelle Beecy Michael Shaw David Yellin Andrew Mahler Jacqueline R. Scott Brett Weiss Jaunita Flessas Katherine O'Connor Alan Lipsitz, The Law Office of Alan Jay Lipsitz, Esq. Ofelia Calderon, Calderon Seguin PLC Jillian Blake, Partner at Blake & Wilson Immigration Law Sirine Shebaya Dana Rubin Sara Elizabeth Dill, Director, Criminal Justice Standards and Policy Lee Fink Sharareh Hoidra, Sheri Hoidra Law Office, LLC Araj Ahmed Susan Pyne Humza Kazmi, The HMA Law Firm Karen Sullivan Jonathan Sokolow Stanley Protigal Hailly Korman Anna Stolley Persky Conrad Daly Lynne Sousa Catherine Baylin Duryea Justin Eisele, Dulles Justice Neal Goldfarb Daniel M. Press Timothy B. Hyland Sajjid Rauf, Actio Law, LLC Jaime Ember Barbara Kagan María Guadalupe Lizondo Nicole Goldstein Angela Edman, DC-Maryland Justice for Our Neighbors, Attorney Tania Guerrero Elizabeth K. Ehret, Esq. Robert Armstrong Thomas E. Shakow Yun Heh Sameera Hafiz Michelle Tellock Airport Attorneys from Airports Outside the United States: Airport Attorney from Bahrain International Airport (BAH): Omar Haydar Airport Attorney from Basra International Airport in Basra, Iraq (BSR): Watan Alghizi Airport Attorney from Doha International Airport, Qatar (DOH): Kate Chapman Airport Attorney from Schiphol International Airport, Amsterdam (AMS): Seyedeh Shannon Ghadiri-Asli Airport Attorney from Yerevan International Airport, in Armenia (EVN): Gabriel Armas-Cardona

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