Does the President’s travel ban apply to you?
No. But how does one combat Trump’s ban?
There are several ways to defend against attacks on civil liberties, freedom of religion, women’s reproductive rights, the press, environmental protection and individuals’ freedom to travel.
One way is to protest Trump’s travel ban; how?
The ACLU has a helpful website full of links and links to attorneys that have helped individuals travel to find help — whether filing lawsuits to overturn the ban or learning how to change the term “Muslim ban” to “immigration ban” to avoid visa complications.
Another way is to donate to legal representation and law schools in the states that have been directly impacted by the ban, such as Hawaii and Minnesota, while mobilizing protests nationwide.
Another tactic is to look into the White House’s white papers on policies related to immigration, and see if they apply to you. However, since many ban-related documents have been made public, the files (including travel ban memos, executive orders and other administration documents) have already been analyzed, and most people are familiar with the internal design and analysis.
Trying to buy a ticket to one of those countries where Trump wants to ban citizens is also useless; most carriers at US international airports continue to only accept passport-holders from the United States — which means even if you’re an American citizen, you can’t get a flight to Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan or Yemen.
It is extremely difficult to avoid the travel ban, so people can focus instead on gaining legal assistance and mounting legal challenges.
A longer form FAQ on the travel ban was posted on the ACLU website last week by the ACLU Field Office in New York, which provided important tips on how to navigate the situation, and even offered the phone number to help you talk to an attorney.
To see detailed TSA documents on the travel ban, click here.