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Clinic educates locals on executive order

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – At a time when many immigrants have more questions than answers, the Florida Coastal School of Law hosted a clinic Saturday to educate people about President Trump's executive order on travel.

Immigration Law Professor Ericka Curran and Jacksonville Legal Aid were part of the event. Both had the goal of setting the record straight and answering questions for those affected by the President's order.

"This is meant to give people legal information about the executive order, about the temporary restraining order issued yesterday (Friday) and how things may impact individuals going forward," Curran said.

President Trump has been met with opposition since announcing the executive order. He tweeted Saturday, expressing his concerns after the judge overturned his executive order.

"What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban and anyone, even with bad intentions, can come into U.S.," Mr. Trumps tweet read.

Curran said right now, every situation is being handled on a case-by-case basis.

"For some individuals we advise they not travel, for some we are trying to reunite them with their families," Curran said. "For individuals seeking asylum we are trying to figure out how this will impact their cases particularly from Syria and Iraq."

Curran said pro bono immigration attorneys are widely available for those wanting more information on how the order impacts them.,