Chairman Crowley on Introduction of Amicus Brief in Support of Ravi Ragbir, Immigrants Targeted by ICE

March 6, 2018
Press Release

(Washington D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the Amici Curiae brief filed by New York officials today on behalf of Ravi Ragbir and other immigrant leaders who have been targeted by the Trump administration:

“Ravi Ragbir used his voice to speak out against the hate and discrimination that comes each day from the White House. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested him for it. President Trump has empowered ICE to stake out our schools, our hospitals, and our courthouses to detain immigrant leaders like Ravi who are protesting this administration’s deportation agenda. These predatory tactics must be stopped. I’m proud to join dozens of elected officials in New York to submit an Amici Curiae brief in support of Ravi and other immigrant leaders who found themselves targeted by ICE. We must all use our voices to ensure that President Trump’s attempts to silence and suppress our immigrant communities are not successful.”