Several dozen lawyers rallied Friday on the steps of the Multnomah County Justice Center in Portland.

Members of the National Lawyers Guild and the ACLU protest President Donald Trump’s comments on the judiciary and his travel ban.

Members of the National Lawyers Guild and the ACLU protest President Donald Trump’s comments on the judiciary and his travel ban.

Kristian Foden-Vencil

They were members of the National Lawyers Guild and the American Civil Liberties Union who wanted to protest President Donald Trump’s comments on the judiciary and his travel restrictions for seven Muslim-majority countries

Attorney J. Ashlee Albies said she wants to support resistance movements that have cropped up since Trump took office.

“The Trump administration has implemented, in the short time it has been in power, a number of executive orders and decrees that are causing substantial harm to members of our community,” she said. 

“We wanted to take the opportunity to get legal folks, that know the legal system, to reaffirm their commitment to supporting these movements,” she added. 

No Trump supporters showed up to oppose the rally.

The president has disputed criticism of his travel restrictions, including a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold Washington state’s restraining order against it.

Trump said he wants to secure the nation’s borders to make the country safe from terrorist attacks.