NEW YORK, NY: In anticipation of the upcoming hearing of his First Amendment case against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Ravi Ragbir will give a sermon at Judson Memorial Church and lead a community action. The event will highlight the impact of the Supreme Court’s recent decision to allow indefinite detention (Jennings v. Rodriguez). Continue reading
via Paula Chakravartty of the NYU Sanctuary Coalition:
We wanted to share with you some news from your neighbors at NYU. Having been inspired by the work that Ravi and the New Sanctuary Coalition have been doing, we at the NYU’s Sanctuary Coalition are teaching an experimental collective course this semester on the history and politics of Migration and Sanctuary. The course is being taught by some 30+ faculty across many departments and schools in the university from the Law and Med School, to History, Literature, Politics and beyond. Alina Das was one of our first guest lecturers and we hope to have Ravi come and visit the class when his schedule frees up a bit. In the meantime, we wanted to share with you the progress of our course in case it might be of use to the NSC movement and campaign, and its allies, in the form of political education. We have been putting up edited videos of our weekly lectures.
Please do feel free to share and use. Your thoughts and feedback welcome. Contact us at nyusanctuary(at)protonmail.com
On Sunday March 4th at 5pm, Ravi Ragbir will preach at Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street, New York, NY 10028 . Continue reading
The New School University Center, Starr Foundation Hall (room UL 102) Continue reading
Starting this week we will be posting a series of RaviGrams – images and audio from numerous supporters of Ravi, Jean and many others. The home for these RaviGrams is the new Instagram account @istandwithravi – follow us and share!
Ravi and Representative Nydia Velázquez on their way to the State of the Union in January 2018.
As you know, Ravi has received a temporary stay of his deportation for the next few weeks. However, we continue to fight for a permanent resolution that will allow Ravi to remain in the U.S. with his family and community.
On February 6th, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez introduced H.R. 4937, a private bill in support of Ravi. If this bill is approved by Congress, it will restore Ravi to his permanent resident status. We recognize the difficulties of getting a bill through Congress but we believe that the power of community can make it possible!
Among the documents we must submit in support of the bill, we can list any “interested parties” who support Ravi & the passage of the bill. This is an opportunity to show Congress the widespread community support for Ravi – to tell them that they should pass the bill and stand up to ICE.
Would you like to be listed as an “interested party”?*
Fill out this form with your contact information and an explanation of why you support Ravi. Please fill out the form before Monday, February 19th at 8:00pm.
Once the bill is officially being reviewed by the Judiciary Committee, we will send information about contacting your electeds to support the bill!
If you have any questions, please contact Brittany at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ravi’s Defense Committee
*As an “interested party”, your name, address, and phone number will be included in the supporting documents provided to the House Judiciary Committee.
Res. No. 182 [See press release here]
Resolution calling upon the United States Congress to pass, and the President to sign, H.R. 4937, which would provide immigration relief for New York resident Ravidath “Ravi” Lawrence Ragbir and denouncing the unlawful targeting of immigrant rights activists for deportation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Continue reading