Saturday Jan. 27 in NYC: Velázquez, Crowley Call on ICE to End Target of Immigrant Activists

1200px-Seal_of_the_United_States_Congress.svgContacts:

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

 SATURDAY: Velázquez, Crowley Call on ICE to End Target of Immigrant Activists

Action Comes After Detainment of High-Profile NYC Community Activist, Ravi Ragbir

 (New York, NY) –On Saturday, January 27th, Reps. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and Joe Crowley (D-NY), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, will join Amy Gottlieb, a community leader and wife of detained immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir, to denounce the targeting of immigrant activists by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

 Earlier this month, Ravi Ragbir, the Executive Director of New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, an immigration reform advocacy group, was detained during a regular check in with ICE. Mr. Ragbir is a constituent of Congresswoman Velázquez and Velázquez has previously advocated for his release.

 At the event, Members of Congress will demand that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deputy Director Thomas D. Homan end their intentional targeting of immigrant activists for detainment and deportation.

 Who:

  • Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY)
  • Rep.  Joe Crowley (D-NY), Chairman of The House Democratic Caucus
  • Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY)
  • Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY)
  • Amy Gottlieb, Attorney and Associate Regional Director of The American Friends Service Committee, Wife of Ravi Ragbir
  • Additional Members of Congress
  • Community Activists
  • Local Advocacy Groups

What:  Event: Lawmakers Announce Intention to Meet with DHS And ICE Directors to Discuss Recent Immigrant Detentions

When:  Saturday January 27th at 10:00 A.M.

 Where:             26 Federal Plaza (Broadway Side), New York, NY

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