Updated 2:37 pm, Sunday, January 29, 2017
CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of Chicago lawyers have offered to help travelers who were detained in the wake of President Donald Trump’s orders banning travel to the U.S. by citizens from seven Muslim majority nations.
The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/2k6NU89 ) some 150 attorneys headed to O’Hare International Airport in response to requests for help that went out Saturday.
They packed into a food court in the international arrivals terminal. Some walked around with makeshift signs offering legal help. Supporters showed their appreciation by having doughnuts and water delivered to the terminal.
Julia Schlozman jumped on a subway train Saturday after signing up to volunteer with the International Refugee Assistance Project. She told the Tribune, “I just felt like I had to do something.”
Several travelers detained at O’Hare were released by Saturday evening.
Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com