Immigration and the Sanctuary Movement
- Ravi Ragbir, Executive Director of the New Sanctuary Coalition
- Amy Gottlieb, Deputy Director, American Friends Service Committee, Northeast Region
Ravi Ragbir and his wife Amy Gottlieb, an immigration lawyer, have been prominently featured in the news in local and national media ever since January 11 when ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), in violation of a court order, sought to deport Ravi. He has since been freed from detention, but still faces the possibility of deportation.
Despite having an ICE target on his back, Ravi has been a tireless advocate, counselor, strategist and activist for immigrants facing detention and deportation.
As he fights his own deportation, there has been tremendous outpouring of support for Ravi and the New Sanctuary Coalition from the immigrant communities he serves, from faith-based groups, from labor and from elected officials -- city councilpersons, state legislators, NY congresspersons and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
PSC Union Hall, 61 Broadway, 16th floor. Light refreshments.
All PSC members welcome.