NYC: Immigration Rights Activist Ravi Ragbir Detained at ICE Check-in Amid Protest, Police Violence

    <a href="http://www.democracynow.org/2018/1/12/nyc_immigration_rights_activist_ravi_ragbir"><img alt="Raviragbir1" src="https://www.democracynow.org/images/story/11/40311/w320/raviragbir1.jpg" style="float:right; padding-left:5px;" /></a>The executive director of New York City&#8217;s New Sanctuary Coalition has been detained  by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Ravi Ragbir is a nationally known immigrant rights activist whose wife and daughter are U.S. citizens. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Ravi has lived in the United States for 27 years, but he faces deportation because of a 2002 wire fraud. On Thursday morning, Ravi was taken into custody, sparking a peaceful protest that was met with police violence. Police arrested 18 people including members of the New York City Council. Democracy Now&#8217;s Renée Feltz was there.

Originally posted from Democracy Now! which can be read here.

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