NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President Donald Trump’s revised temporary travel ban went into effect Thursday.

It impacts travelers from Libya, Syria, Iran, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan.

Visa applicants in those six Muslim-majority countries will have to prove a relationship with family already in the U.S. to enter.

If not, they’ll be banned for at least 90 days.

The new rules took effect at 8 p.m. EST, according to the State Department.

At least a dozen attorneys were volunteering at John F. Kennedy Airport’s Terminal 4, where they will monitor the effects of the ban and assist passengers where needed, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.

“We have an army of over 1,000 lawyers who have their back and are ready to go back out to JFK if that becomes necessary,” said Camille Mackler, Director of Legal Initiatives at the New York Immigration Coalition.

Mackler said travelers coming in Thursday are already approved.

“In terms individuals arriving at the United States… they should already have visas approved, and are not subject to the ban, the injunction, the stay on the injunction  or anything like that,” Mackler said.

As 1010 WINS’ Andrew Falzon reported, Mackler emphasized the need to hold President Trump accountable.

“We have to remind the president that he is accountable to the American people, and to the court system, and to the Congress ultimately,” she said.

In particular, Mackler took issue with the Supreme Court’s decision to allow part of the ban to stand until the case is heard in the fall.

“I think that their interpretation was just so narrow that really, it defies even a common sense belief of what the Supreme Court could have reasonably expected would have been the implementation of this standard that they created,” she said.

Macler said they don’t expect the same kind of chaos they saw at the airport the first time the travel ban kicked in back in January, Schuck reported.

“For now it seems, just from the way that the second order was written and also from the Supreme Court’s pretty limited stay on the injunction, that most of those who will be impacted are actually abroad,” Mackler said.

Lower courts previously blocked the controversial policy, but earlier this week the Supreme Court partially restored Trump’s executive order.

Comments (60)
  1. Once they get fleeced by the lawyers they will want to go home and stay there. If American lawyers cannot turn your stomach then you are a strong person.

  2. Joyce Genho says:

    makes ambulance chasers look respectful…

  3. Jack White says:

    “We have an army of over 1,000 lawyers”

    For about 500 people that may get affected by this?


  4. The lawyers are setting up shop in the US airports? Isn’t that backwards? Shouldn’t they be in the airports in Iran, Syria and all the nations where people are being stopped from coming to the US? Oh, wait a second; it would be too dangerous to go to those countries.

  5. I’m getting tired of President Trump winning. Always winning.

  6. Paul Trott says:

    Thanks for the business card. Why is there a picture of a well dressed shark with his mouth open behind your name and number?

  7. ““I think that their interpretation was just so narrow that really, it defies even a common sense belief of what the Supreme Court could have reasonably expected would have been the implementation of this standard that they created,” she said.”
    Is it just me or does this sentence make no sense at all?

  8. I hope whoever owns the airport is charging each of them 1000 dollars an hour for rent.

  9. only the ones with online law degrees, good thing NY is one of the states that you can take the bar exam as many times as you want until you manage to pass…

  10. Good. Send them packing too.

  11. David Barber says:

    I would like to remind Camille Mackler that there is no legal authority, or Congressional authority, above the Supreme Court of the United States.

  12. Mike Tor says:

    So the Pro-Sharia anti-USA crowd have 1,000 lawyers to help subvert the law?
    Sounds like 1,000 lawyers that need to be ship off to Somalia.

    1. A little Agent Orange sprinkled their way would help season their trip.

  13. send the lawyers off to some other country as well…

  14. Dale McCan says:

    Dial 1-800-SHY-STER

  15. MH Thomas says:

    Lawyers = Immigrant Chasers looking to make a name for themselves in the Progressive world in which they live.

  16. Those low-lie snakes will try to make a buck anywhere

  17. Minnie Pearl says:

    How do they get through security to talk with their potential clients?

  18. Each lawyer should be listed and promptly audited.

  19. Ambulance chasers. And if you have a legit case they can’t seem to get anything done on it.

  20. David Grimes says:

    Kinda takes the concept of ambulance chaser to a whole new level.

  21. travel ban should be implemented to the entire middle east

  22. instead of free lawyers, the refugees need a welcome wagon handing each of them an American Ham Sandwich.

  23. Dreaded Parakeet says:

    Don’t we have enough ambulances for them to chase.

  24. Joe Johnson says:

    An ‘army of 1000 lawyers’? That sounds like a militia intent on overturning the rulings of the Supreme Court…. #sedition

  25. Timmy Sims says:

    Sounds like a great place to locate Traitors too.

  26. Please explain this to me? If the Supreme Court (the supposed supreme law of the land) says parts of the travel ban are good to go. How can any lawyer be doing anything? Why are there any lawyers at the airport period? Do they think the Supreme Court will have another vote? I don’t think there are any hanging chads here to debate.

  27. Lawyers are nothing more than STINKING PARASITIC LEECHES with a license to steal from people in distress.

  28. Articles fails to point out Jews & Christians are also banned from these countries.

  29. Joe Boltonn says:

    The Trump recovery in action….lawyers working #winning

  30. Easier than chasing ambulances I suppose.

  31. Dan Roth says:

    How dare the Supreme Court unanimously reverse the majority of the lower court temporary injunction. The lower court judges were getting ready to make it all permanent. Now that party is over. The problem is that these lower court judges are so negative to our legal system that they should be impeached. Folks, even Justice Ginsburg voted against them. It could be no worse than that for them and points out the fact that they are operating in another world, one we do not want to live in.

  32. This is BS, perhaps 20 million illegals in this country and we don’t know where they are. Million of visa overstays and the same we don’t know where they are. 20 trillion in debt and we don’t need one more freeloader. Ban all immigration and start deporting and perhaps in 20 years we could let a few legal immigrants in. We don’t need one more person adding to this mess.

  33. Ra Williams says:

    Who pays for the lawyers? I bet WE DO? Hopefully it’s not from us, they don’t deserve my tax money, get your own lawyer!

  34. Cathy Joe says:

    Shame we can’t deport the lawyers

  35. Tim Cohen says:

    Ambulance chasers* To Set Up Shop At JFK Airport

  36. Tomas Cruz says:

    If Abdulla went to Syria, Iraq, Pakistan…….to learn how to kill us and just because he has family here he gets an express pass? What bad memories these dangerous incompetent justices have. Did they and their media forget Boston, San Bernardino….. EVIL!

  37. Steve Goshel says:

    Those lawyers should be attacked and beaten to near death!

  38. hocuspocus13 says:

    The Lawyers…

    They won’t last long at a “free” rate of service at JFK 💰💰💰

  39. If these lawyers ever had an original thought, it would die of loneliness…

  40. Stu Pedasso says:

    What do you call an army of over 1,000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?

    A good start.

  41. Freak’in ambulance chasers should crawl back inside their rat holes. Has anyone read about the class action brought forth by these leaches of society against Home Depo? I’m into my 60’s and all my life I have known that the size of a 2X4 isn’t exactly 2X4. The attorney’s are suing for false sales practices. So what now? Build 2/4’s to a bigger size so that any remodeling job becomes a nightmare.

    We need tort law reform to take away the food supply of the rats.

  42. Bill Snyder says:

    Simple, just don’t let them on any plane from those locations. Tell the Airlines, anyone from those prohibited countries that enter illegally during this ban will be fined $100,000.00 per person and required to take them back.

  43. A great win for America and President Trump!!!!

  44. Mike Keller says:

    Lawyers are bottom feeders and prey on the unfortunate. One step above a politican

    1. geneapaths says:

      Most politicians ARE lawyers so yes, you are correct.

  45. Toren Nerot says:

    Lawyers will sell their country down the river for the right price. Almost as bad as the media!

  46. Wouldn’t it be nice if actual American citizens got this sort of “service” from lawyers?

  47. Kw Greenwood says:

    Apparently lawyers and liberals have no shame. Anything to undermine the legally elected president. That means they are undermining the tax paying and law abiding folks in fly over country whom they apparently despise as well.

  48. Get em out..airports are chaotic enough without those leeches

  49. Bill Loyal says:

    And you can bet there will be some kind of staged fake “crisis” from every single country banned lol and the people just dont care anymore Go Trump

  50. Ginny Parker says:

    Lawyers are licensed leeches (I know – I’m one! LOL)

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