MLK Solidarity Day for Immigrant Rights
New York, NY - In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., faith leaders, and immigration and legal advocates came together to condemn the institutional oppression of marginalized communities and hold a "Jericho Walk" in Washington Square Park on January 15, 2018; around Ai Wei Wei's “Arch” migration sculpture, to call for the immediate release of immigrant rights leaders, Ravi Ragbir, Executive Director of New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, and Co-Founder Jean Montrevil.

Ravi Ragbir was detained on January 11, while reporting to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for a routine check-in. Mr. Ragbir’s detention comes just one week after ICE detained Jean Montrevil, another immigrant rights leader.

A press conference was held following the vigil to call for Mr. Montrevil and Mr. Ragbir’s release, and to honor the 18 people who were arrested putting their bodies on the line in the tradition of peaceful civil disobedience in defense of Mr. Ragbir.

In the face of Trump’s unprecedented assault on immigrant communities and blatant racism, the fight for the rights and dignity of immigrants is more important than ever. Trump’s recent disparaging remarks about immigrants from Caribbean, Central American, and African countries highlight the critical need for continued resistance and unity.

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