NY1 VIDEO: NY1 Queens reporter Clodagh McGowan sits down with anchor Kristen Shaughnessy to discuss a group of CUNY Law School students who are raising money to assist Iraqi refugees they had helped with their visa paperwork before Trump's travel ban went into effect.
Katy Naples-Mitchell, a third-year law student at the CUNY School of Law, recently found herself in the middle of an international case. Naples-Mitchell works with the school's International Refugee Assistance Project or IRAP. She says an Iraqi client they've worked with to obtain a special immigrant visa was one of the first to arrive into Kennedy Airport, about an hour after President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel from seven Muslim majority countries went into effect.
Naples-Mitchell says law students paid out of pocket to book plane tickets for their clients. So now, they're raising money to cover the travel expenses, as well as help the newly arrived families get settled.
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