Officials hold meeting to educate Muslim residents on travel ban
Several local leaders came together Sunday night for an emergency meeting with Muslim residents following President Donald Trump's executive order restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The meeting was held on Coney Island Avenue.
The lawyers and officials at the emergency meeting said they were educating the residents about the restriction and how people can protect themselves and their families.
Officials provided phone numbers and organizations residents can turn to for help. They also advised them to stay silent and contact a lawyer if they find themselves in a position where they are detained or are having problems with law enforcement.
Rep. Yvette Clarke told the residents that she is heading to Washington, D.C. Monday, and is going to continue fighting for everyone's rights.