via Paula Chakravartty of the NYU Sanctuary Coalition:
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!
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
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
OFFICE OF COUNCIL MEMBER
JUMAANE D. WILLIAMS
Contact: Kevin Fagan
February 15, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK, NY: On February 15 at City Hall, the City Council approved a resolution introduced by Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn) and Ydanis Rodriguez, (D-Manhattan) in support of Ravi Ragbir, an immigrant rights activist who was recently detained by ICE and still faces imminent deportation.
Resolution 0182, which can be read in its entirety online, calls on Congress to pass HR 4937, a private bill from Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez that would grant Ragbir legal permanent status, and in the case of his deportation, a legal right to return to the United States. Continue reading