Jericho Walk: Interfaith vigil against deportations
New York, NY - The New Sanctuary Coalition together with faith leaders, immigration activists, and community members organized a Jericho Walk at 26 Federal Plaza, on January 18, 2018; to demand the return of recently deported founder of New Sanctuary Coalition, Jean Montrevil, and the release of the New Sanctuary Coalition executive director, Ravi Ragbir.

The Jericho Walk is a march in silence and prayer in solidarity with Jean Montrevil, Ravi Ragbir and all immigrants who are facing deportation.

26 Federal Plaza houses the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices and immigration courts. It is a site of extreme trauma for immigrant communities. Our brothers and sisters come into this building with a real fear that they can be picked up and taken away from their families at any time. During the march, we walk in prayerful silence and pause at the front of the building where we raise our hands in prayer.

Jean Montrevil, a founder of New Sanctuary Coalition, was hurriedly, secretly and wrongfully deported by ICE to Haiti, we learned Tuesday morning. At the same time, Ravi Ragbir, the executive director, remains in detention and facing deportation.

Ravi Ragbir led the New Sanctuary Coalition Jericho Walk *every* Thursday. Ravi can't be here this week so we need hundreds of people to take his place! We need to show that we are multiplying!

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