Urgent action: PeaceWorks Member Ravi Ragbir detained by ICE

Help free Ravi and stop his deportation!

Our worst fears have come true. On January 11th, while checking-in to ICE at 26 Federal Plaza in New York City, accompanied by his wife, Amy, his lawyers, and several elected officials, Ravi Ragbir was detained. Amy and Ravi have been members of PeaceWorks for nearly two decades.

Download the urgent action flyer here.

While the newly formed “Ravi’s Defense Committee” formulates other plans, we are asking you all to call ICE, asking for Ravi’s release. Details are below. Please also call your elected officials, and ask them to call ICE to inquire as to why Ravi has been detained, and advocate for his release. 

The below call scripts and background information on Ravi can be found & shared here: bit.ly/FreeRavi.

To receive updates as we have them, sign up for the text alert system by texting ISTANDWITHRAVI to 41411.

1. CALL THE FOLLOWING ICE OFFICES:

You can use the following script: “Hi, my name is ___________, and I am calling to request that ICE release Ravi Ragbir, A Number: 044-248-862. Ravi was detained today in New York City. Ravi is a husband, father, and a cherished community leader, and we need him here in the United States. I respectfully ask you to release him from detention and grant him a new stay of removal. Thank you.”

2. CALL YOUR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS:

If you live in New York, call:

In New Jersey call:

  • Senator Cory Booker: (202) 224-3224  (DC)
  • Senator Bob Menendez: (202) 224-4744 (DC)

If you live outside of New York, call your local representatives in congress. You can find their contact information here.

Script: “Hello, my name is ___, and I calling about Ravi Ragbir, A Number: 044-248-862. Ravi was detained today in New York City. Ravi is a husband, father, and cherished community leader, and we need him here in the United States. I respectfully ask you to meet with DHS Secretary Nielsen and urge her to release Ravi from detention and grant him a new stay of removal. Thank you.”

3. SHARE the below image widely on social media using #IStandWithRavi

Sincerely,

Ravi’s Defense Committee

free ravi

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