Stop Ravi’s Deportation — We need your help!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Ravi Rag­bir, a promi­nent immi­grant rights activist, com­mu­ni­ty leader, and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the New Sanc­tu­ary Coali­tion of New York City, was detained while check­ing-in to Immi­gra­tion and Cus­toms Enforce­ment (ICE) at 26 Fed­er­al Plaza in New York City today. Rav­i’s deten­tion is part and par­cel of the esca­lat­ing raids and depor­ta­tions our com­mu­ni­ties con­tin­ue to expe­ri­ence under the Trump admin­is­tra­tion’s anti-immi­grant agen­da.

Here are ways you can help us secure Ravi’s immediate release:

CALL THE FOLLOWING ICE OFFICES:
NYC ICE Field Office Direc­tor: 212–238-4530
NYC ICE Field Office: 212–264-4213
ICE Office of Pol­i­cy: 202–732-4292
You can use the fol­low­ing script:

“Hi, my name is ___________, and I am call­ing to request that ICE release Ravi Rag­bir, A Num­ber: 044–248-862. Ravi was detained today in New York City. Ravi is a hus­band, father, and a cher­ished com­mu­ni­ty leader, and we need him here in the Unit­ed States. I respect­ful­ly ask you to release him from deten­tion and grant him a new stay of removal. Thank you.”

CALL YOUR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS:
If you live in New York, call:
Sen­a­tor Chuck Schumer: 212–486-4430 (NYC); 202–224-6542 (DC)
Sen­a­tor Kirsten Gilli­brand: 212–688-6262 (NYC); 202–224-4451 (DC)
If you live out­side of New York, call your local rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Con­gress. You can find their con­tact infor­ma­tion here.

You can use the fol­low­ing script:

“Hel­lo, my name is ___, and I call­ing about Ravi Rag­bir, A Num­ber: 044–248-862. Ravi was detained today in New York City. Ravi is a hus­band, father, and cher­ished com­mu­ni­ty leader, and we need him here in the Unit­ed States. I respect­ful­ly ask you to meet with DHS Sec­re­tary Nielsen and urge her to release Ravi from deten­tion and grant him a new stay of removal. Thank you.”

SAALT and our part­ners nation­wide con­tin­ue to demand jus­tice and full inclu­sion for our com­mu­ni­ties, and we will con­tin­ue push­ing back against this admin­is­tra­tion’s anti-immi­grant agen­da. Please let us know if you wit­ness any ICE raids or arrests by email­ing us at info@saalt.org. We are going to go the dis­tance with and for our com­mu­ni­ties until jus­tice is served.