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Immigrant Rights Advocate Ravi Ragbir Speaks Out After Being Freed from “Unnecessarily Cruel” ICE Detention


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Immigrant Rights Advocate Ravi Ragbir Speaks Out After Being Freed from “Unnecessarily Cruel” ICE Detention

Democracy Now!

On Monday, a federal judge in New York City ordered the immediate release of immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir from immigration jail, calling his detention “unnecessarily cruel.” In a decision read aloud from the bench, District Judge Katherine Forrest said Ragbir had “the freedom to say goodbye,” and compared his treatment to that of “regimes we revile as unjust, regimes where those who have long lived in a country may be taken without notice from streets, home, and work. And sent away.