Ravi is back in New York. Now, let’s bring him home!

unnamed (1)Thanks to your activism and support, Ravi has been transferred back to New York from Florida. He is being detained at Orange County Correctional Facility in Goshen, NY.

If you would like to write to him, sending him love & encouragement, address your letter as follows*:

Ravidath RAGBIR (A# 044-248-862)
Orange County Correctional Facility
110 Wells Farm Road
Goshen, NY 10924
*Do not include paperclips or staples with your letter.

Let us celebrate this victory, but dedicate ourselves to bringing him home permanently. Here are actions you can take:

  1. Write letters & Mail postcards to ICE and your elected officials demanding Ravi’s release. You can find postcards & instructions here: bit.ly/ravi-postcards
  2. Continue to call ICE and your elected officials demanding Ravi’s release. There are new phone numbers listed below (you filled up the other mailboxes!).
  3. Keep tweeting & sharing Ravi’s story on social media using #IStandWithRavi. Consider sharing this video or this Op-Ed written by Amy, Ravi’s wife.

To join the mailing list, click here.

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Sign On Letter to the Secretary of DHS Condemning the Targeting of Immigrant Rights Leaders & Individuals Associated with the Sanctuary Movement

[Updated 1/24/18 with names of organizational and individual signers]

Download PDF of letter of letter here.

Kirstjen M. Nielsen                                                                          January 22, 2018
Secretary of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528

Dear Secretary Nielsen,

We are community organizations, immigrant rights groups, faith-based organizations, and immigrant rights lawyers, professors, and activists writing to condemn the Department of Homeland Security’s (“DHS”) recent targeting of leaders of the sanctuary and immigrant rights movement and to call for the immediate release of Ravi Ragbir and Eliseo Jurado, the return of Jean Montrevil, and a halt to the effort to deport Maru Mora-Villalpando. Continue reading

Mon. 1/15 in NYC: MLK Solidarity Day for the Release of Immigrant Rights Leaders Ravi Ragbir and Jean Montrevil




 Vigil to Be Held at Washington Square Park

Press Conference to Follow at Judson Memorial Church

WHAT: Rally to call for the immediate release of immigrant rights leaders, Ravi Ragbir, Executive Director of New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, and Co-Founder Jean Montrevil. Mr. Ragbir was detained on Thursday while reporting to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for a routine check-in. Mr. Ragbir’s detention comes just one week after ICE detained Jean Montrevil, another immigrant rights leader.

In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., faith leaders, elected officials, and immigration and legal advocates will come together to condemn the institutional oppression of marginalized communities and hold a “Jericho Walk” in Washington Square Park, around Ai Wei Wei’s “Arch” migration sculpture. A press conference will be held following the vigil to call for Mr. Montrevil and Mr. Ragbir’s release, and to honor the 18 people who were arrested putting their bodies on the line in the tradition of peaceful civil disobedience in defense of Mr. Ragbir.

In the face of Trump’s unprecedented assault on immigrant communities and blatant racism, the fight for the rights and dignity of immigrants is more important than ever.  Trump’s recent disparaging remarks about immigrants from Caribbean, Central American, and African countries highlight the critical need for continued resistance and unity.

SPEAKERS: New York City Councilmembers Jumaane Williams and Ydanis Rodriguez, who were among the 18 people arrested in an act of civil disobedience during Thursday’s solidarity vigil; Rev. Kaji Douša, whose grandfather stood with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial; Rev. Donna Schaper, civil rights leader and senior minister at Judson Memorial Church; Alina Das, Professor at New York School of Law and legal counsel to Ravi Ragbir; and loved ones of Jean and Ravi.

WHERE: Washington Square Arch & Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012 

WHEN: Monday, January 15

Media are also invited earlier events at the church the same day:

To join the conversation on social, please use hashtags #IStandwithRavi and #FreeJeanNow.



Updated: Urgent Action Needed for Ravi Ragbir!

UPDATED Jan. 13:

Action Alert_Jan 12th

Ravi Ragbir was detained today by ICE during a regular check-in appointment.

We need your help to secure his release & halt his deportation.

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


  • 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.”


  • If you live in New York, call:
  • Nydia Velasquez: 202-225-2361
  • Adrianao Espaillat: 202-225-4365
  • Yvette Clark: 202-225-6231
  • Jerold Nadler: 202-225-5635
  • If you live outside of New York, call your local representatives in congress. You can find their contact information here.

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.”

3.        SHARE the below image widely on social media using #IStandWithRavi

Action Alert_Jan 12th