On Friday, February 24, 2017 crowds gathered at Glendale Community College for a Town Hall with Congressman Adam Schiff to discuss the so-called Muslim Ban and the effects that would have on immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles. The 400-seat auditorium quickly filled up and another 800 people were directed to the gym for overflow seating and projections of the town hall. Along with representative Schiff, a panel with members of International Rescue Committee Los Angeles,  Muslim Public Affairs Council, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of San Diego, and American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California all presented what effects the travel restrictions and deportations would have on their communities and answered questions from the audience. After the official Town Hall concluded, Congressman Schiff answered questions from the overflow audience.

On March 15th, 2017 federal judges from Hawaii and Maryland blocked the revised, second version of President Trump’s travel ban.


About Jessica Schilling

Jessica Schilling is an elopement and portrait photographer based in Los Angeles, as well as a documentary filmmaker and editor. She's currently exploring photojournalism and visual storytelling as a way of engaging in local and national politics and social causes.