Immigrant Rights Leader Ravi Ragbir Detained at Immigration Check-in

NEW YORKERS HOLD EMERGENCY RALLY AT FOLEY SQUARE IN NEW YORK

What: Emergency rally in support of Ravi Ragbir, Executive Director of New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City

Who:   Community members, faith leaders, elected officials, legal advocates

Where: Foley Square, New York, NY, near 26 Federal Plaza

When:  NOW

 PRESS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE EMERGENCY RALLY HAPPENING NOW AT FOLEY SQUARE.

New York, NY: Nationally recognized immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir was detained today, while reporting to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a routine check-in. Hundreds are gathered outside the federal immigration building at 26 Federal Plaza in downtown New York City to show solidarity with all those affected by the deportation machine, including Ragbir, when ICE detained him.

Mr. Ragbir is the Executive Director of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, a faith-based coalition devoted to immigrant rights.  Ragbir is a fixture in the immigrant rights movement, and was awarded the 2017 Immigrant Excellence Award by the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, given to those who show “deep commitment to the enhancement of their community.”

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