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Crowdfunding website set up by ex-Linklaters associate launches in US to help bring legal actions against Donald Trump

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CrowdJustice part-funded the Brexit judicial review, now it’s heading across the pond

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A UK crowdfunding platform is launching in the United States (US) to help the country bring legal challenges against its controversial president.

On home soil CrowdJustice has raised money for some of the biggest legal challenges in recent history, including the Brexit case and the junior doctors vs Jeremy Hunt court battle.

Now it’s heading west, to a country crying out for the legal profession to help keep President Donald Trump in line.

Lawyers from across the US arrived at airports en masse this weekend to help those who have been detained under the president’s new immigration ban.

Trump’s executive order effectively shelves the US’ refugee programme for 120 days. Banning all Syrian refugees indefinitely, it also suspends the entry of nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for three months.

How fitting, then, that the first American case to be featured on CrowdJustice is ‘Aziz v. Trump’.

The case is about two brothers from Yemen, who were barred from entering the States on lawful green cards. Upon touching down at Dulles International Airport in Virginia, the 19 and 21-year-olds were “handcuffed, detained, and forced to sign papers that they had neither read nor understood.” The CrowdJustice page goes on to say the pair were then put on a plane to Ethiopia, where they are still located.

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The Legal Aid Justice Center, which is taking the case forward, hopes it can raise funds to help bring the brothers back to the US and to restore their immigration status. It adds:

We are seeking the same for each of the other [approximately] 60 Visa holders and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) deported from Dulles under similar circumstances.

At the time of publication, the crowdfunding campaign has raised $4,135 (£3,311).

Julia Salasky, founder and CEO of CrowdJustice, seems to be feeling positive about the launch. She said:

CrowdJustice is honored to launch its first campaign in the US with the Legal Aid Justice Center during such a pivotal moment in our nation’s history to defend and uphold our constitution and the rights and freedoms our country was founded on.

Legal Cheek wants to give Salasky a special shout out here. At just 34-years-old, her website now stands to be at the centre of two of the most exciting periods in recent legal history (Brexit and Trump). A former Linklaters associate who only qualified in 2012, we are unsurprised Salasky was last week named as one of the most influential lawyers in the country.

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23 Comments

Putler

Good.

This Cheeto-faced scumbag deserves all that he gets.

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Anonymous

Isis are rubbing their hands with glee; guilt ridden Westeners are doing their work for them. If we didn’t have open borders and mass immigration from Muslim countries, we wouldn’t have had the 2005 bombings in London, the attacks in France in 2014 – 16, and the attacks in Germany. Diversity is not worth all this death and destruction. Most Muslims aren’t terrorists, but most terrorists are Muslim.

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Nurse Schwartz

Is the tinfoil hat a bit too tight for you dear? Come now, it’s almost time for your meds.

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Anonymous

What a ridiculous response. Nothing about my post has anything to do with conspiracies or paranoia. It is pointing out the simple fact that the western world has experienced a large number of Islamist terrorist killings in the past 15 years, many of them carried out by either home grown terrorists or asylum seekers/refugees. As such, I believe we should have much stricter immigration controls when it comes to Muslims and the middle east/north Africa. I don’t believe that the prize of diversity is worth the bloodshed which has resulted from it. Not to mention the fact that a huge amount of Muslims in this country believe that homosexuality should be outlawed, and treat women as second class citizens. It’s not just Muslims either: mass immigration from Christian communities in west Africa is responsible for the enormous increase in fgm and witchcraft cases in the UK.

Diversity poses huge difficulties, and has undoubtedly led to an increase in certain types of crime and terrorism (and yes, white British people are capable of terrorism but the fact is that the vast majority of attacks have been by Muslims for religious reasons – I don’t think anyone can seriously say they were surprised when the Berlin attacker was revealed to have been Tunisian). And yet instead of recognising these facts, you choose to respond to me an accusation that is not only incorrect, but has nothing to do with the issues at stake. Absolutely pathetic.

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Not Amused

Using law for political purposes.

Yay.

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Anonymous

And Trump and May aren’t? Lol.

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Trumpenkrieg

theyve got a mandate. These traitors haven’t

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Putler

Losing the popular vote by over 3m votes, what an epic mandate alright…

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Anonymous

Along with getting parachuted in as PM when the last guy messed up, and all your main rivals took each other out.

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Anonymous

3m votes by illegals

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Putler

Nice little alternative fact mate, straight outta Breitbart.com.

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Putinenkreig

Your mandate is to do whatever I say.

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Anonymous

Seriously, stop. You aren’t funny, like at all.

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Anonymous

Yeah, like, whatever, talk to the hand, or whatever.

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Anonymous

Awesome to see that even BigLaw shops like Paul Weiss are standing against this muppet. Take note, Jones Day.

https://www.thelawyer.com/issues/online-january/muslim-ban-trump-paul-weiss-hogan-lovells/

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Anonymous

Thanks for defining the United States as “US”. Would never have worked that out otherwise.

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:(

WAAAHHHH WAHAHHHH WAHAHHHH

Elected President who I didn’t vote for is doing things he was mandated to do when he got voted in.

I’m going to throw a tantrum really, really hard and if that doesn’t work, I’m going to cry even harder.

That’ll learn him.

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:(

Notwithstanding the fact that he is doing this for 90 days only and legal action will take many times longer than that to go anyway…sorry, where was I? Oh…I remember

WAAHH WAHHHHHH WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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Anonymous

You ok hun?

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Anonymous

Fine thanks

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Anonymous

Then stop supporting the Cheeto, you dumb c*nt.

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Mohammad Al Hazred

I see this is now become a hate group.

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Iami.

This post has been removed because it breached Legal Cheek’s comments policy.

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