Get to Know the Four Female Judges Who Are Leading the Way for Immigration Justice

After President-elect Donald Trump signed an executive order "preventing refugees, migrants and... green-card holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S.," people took action.

Among those who began to ensure immigration justice were four female judges: Judge Ann Donnelly, Judge Leonie Brinkema, Judge Allison Burroughs, and Magistrate Judge Judith Dein.

Upon hearing of the American Civil Liberties Union's emergency appeal of the executive order, Judge Donnelly of the Eastern District of New York, immediately "granted a temporary stay, ordering that refugees and others detained at airports across the United States not be sent back to their home countries."

Judge Brinkema, from the Eastern District of Virginia, similarly issued an order "granting those being detained access to a lawyer" and preventing "petitioners from being removed."

Following the two previous leaders, Boston's Judge Burroughs and Magistrate Judge Dein "implemented a seven-day restraining order against Trump's executive order."

With the help of women like them, and that of protesters and other outraged citizens, it's apparent that any threats to the U.S. Constitution and our rights "will not go unchecked."

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