ICE arrested and may have already deported the famous illegal immigrant known as Ravidath Ragbir. Officials arrested him during his check-in with officials at the ICE office in New York.
Ragbir is the executive director of the pro-illegal immigration group called New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City.
Ragbir came to the U.S. in 1991 as a legal permanent resident, but he was ordered deported in 2006 following a conviction for wire fraud in a $400,000 mortgage embezzlement scheme for which he served a two-and-a-half year prison sentence.
The Obama administration allowed Ragbir to remain in the United States granting him a ‘stay of removal’.
Then, last April, the Trump administration granted an extension of that stay, but only until Jan. 19, according to the New York Times.
Ragbir has used his prominence in the activist community to successfully obtain several stays of removal.
However, the Trump administration’s hard-line stance on illegal immigration is taking effect and Ragbir’s “stay” is over.
Friends, colleagues, clergy, and city council members that were close to Ragbir showed up outside of the ICE office and protests errupted when they found out he had been taken into custody.
The protest got out of hand and 18 people were arrested including New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodríguez.
Jean Montrevil, another high-profile illegal immigrant, who attained fame through his pro-illegal activism, has been detained and possibly already deported by the Trump administration, after receiving repeated stays in the past, The Daily Caller repots.
According to the New York Daily News, Ragbir was detained by ICE on Jan. 11 and was informed that he would be subsequently deported.
One week later, Haitian national Jean Montrevil — a co-founder of New Sanctuary — was deported after being taken into custody in early January.
Montrevil, who had entered the United States in 1986, had served time on a drug possession charge and was in the process of appealing a deportation order.
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