Kirstin Kelley


A Look Inside The Conditions For Detainees Under Trump’s Travel Ban

“There was a ‘sit down and shut up’ attitude”

People protest President Donald Trump’s travel ban at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

When Farah al Mousawi first arrived at Los Angeles International Airport at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night, she was surprised that it wasn't nearly as chaotic as coverage of the travel bandemonstrations at major U.S. airports had led her to believe. “Protesters were at the Departure area, holding signs and chanting, and it was very beautiful, very peaceful. The police were very courteous and supportive and they guided me to the right place I needed to be.”

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