In the heated aftermath of President Trump’s first executive order on immigration and refugees, attorneys Susan Church, JD ’95, and her husband, Derege B. Demissie, JD ’97, teamed up with the ACLU’s Mathew R. Segal to file a temporary restraining order in federal court that resulted in the freeing of two Iranian professors who had been detained at Logan Airport on Sunday, January 29, 2017.

The Suffolk University Law School alumni, both of whom are immigration attorneys, and Segal worked feverishly at Logan and behind the scenes to ascertain which foreign nationals had been detained and then to track down federal judges to make a ruling.