September 2018 Bar Bulletin
By Tahmina Watson
In June, the Washington Immigrant Defense Network (WIDEN) was created (www.widenlaw.org). I am the president of the organization and here is the story of why it was created and how it will work.
We all remember the chaos that erupted at airports across the country in the days after Donald Trump’s travel ban took effect in January 2017.
At the time, I was spearheading a newly formed response committee of the Washington Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILAWA), that I’d helped to create following the November 2016 election. Dispatching lawyers to the airport to respond to the crisis spawned by Trump’s executive...