February 02, 2017

Professor Suzette Malveaux and Pro Bono Coordinator Aoife Delargy Lowe joined hundreds of lawyers at Dulles International Airport to provide pro bono legal support for immigrants and refugees affected under the Trump Administration's new travel ban.

Lawyers from major law firms and non-profits, law professors and law students worked together in a make-shift "law office" under the escalator in the baggage claim area. There, they did legal research, trainings and organizing. Others interviewed and reassured passengers coming off of international flights or served as Legal Observers.

Professor Malveaux shared: "I was encouraged by the Pope's recent call to action, encouraging people to help refugees and those fleeing oppression, poverty and violence. With so much religious and racial hostility today, I wanted to roll up my sleeves and be of service, in any way I could."

Thousands of volunteers descended on airports all over the country, in response to the Executive Order on Immigration.

'I went to Dulles on Sunday night to volunteer. I was immediately blown away by how many attorneys had come to aid those affected by the Executive Orders. Attorneys specializing in many practice areas had come to help and that was heartwarming to see. There was a feeling of solidarity among the volunteers,' Delargy Lowe said.

If you are interested in learning more about the Dulles Justice Coalition program email Aoife Delargy, delargy@law.edu.