ICE Is Enforcing Deportation Orders Against High-Profile Illegal Immigrant Activists

Daily Caller: Immigration authorities have detained in recent weeks two prominent activists who are themselves illegal immigrants, demonstrating the Trump administration’s commitment to expand the pool of deportable aliens.

The arrested men have openly lived in the U.S. for years and have until recently enjoyed a de facto immunity from deportation, thanks to their status as high-profile immigrants’ rights activists. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have denied the arrests are politically motivated, but they clearly show that immigration agents are now emboldened to arrest even the most connected of illegal immigrants.

Both men are leaders of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, a network of religious and social organizations that works to prevent the detention and deportation of illegal immigrants. ICE officers first detained Jean Montrevil, a Haitian national who had lived in the U.S. since 1986 despite having served a prison term for drug possession that resulted in a deportation order.

Montrevil, who co-founded the New Sanctuary coalition, was taken into custody in early January near his home in Queens, touching off a firestorm of protest. Activists accused ICE of breaking an “understanding” that Montrevil would not be arrested while he appealed his order of removal. Despite the public outcry, ICE deported Montrevil to Haiti on Tuesday.

The week before Montrevil’s removal, ICE arrested Ravidath Ragbir during his check-in with officials at the ICE office in New York. The executive director of New Sanctuary and the public face of immigration activism in New York City, Ragbir came to the U.S. in 1991 as a legal permanent resident, but he was ordered deported in 2006 following a wire fraud conviction for which he served a two-and-a-half year prison sentence.  read more

30 Comments on ICE Is Enforcing Deportation Orders Against High-Profile Illegal Immigrant Activists

  1. Those illegal immigrants that advocate illegal activities have the first right to be deported.
    Hey el cabrón come on down.




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  2. Last thing they will hear before departing the plane at their destination.,
    “come back and we’ll kill you. That’s your first and last warning.”




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  3. If they have deportation orders against them they ought to be on a place within 24 hours of detention. Allowing them to stay any longer is asking for trouble.




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  4. Oh how sweet it is.

    How about going after those ILLEGAL ALIENS, who have bragged at getting law degrees or elected. Kick them out. I have no pity about breaking up families. They are welcome to take their family back to their LEGAL country.




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  5. From the comments section

    Bob Alexander Sharon Marie Guidry • 14 hours ago

    “I’d like to see CHAIN DEPORTATIONS become a well used

    description!”




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  6. When ICE comes in to CA, they can deport ALL the illegal immigrant activists, and their supporters. Please include the idiot mayor of Oakland, who wouldn’t mind going to jail. How about jail in a s-hole third world country? Take the CA AG with her. And Gov. Moonbeam, and Pelosi, and the list goes on.




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  7. @RadioMattM January 21, 2018 at 1:49 am

    > I bet ICE never agreed to the agreement not to deport him.

    Really? You believe that all the people hired by ICE during Obama’s rule thought “Well, now that we’re not deporting anyone, I’ll see if they’ll hire me to deport people.”? Everyone who was already there who thought “Well since not deporting people gets bonuses, awards, and permanent pay increases, I’ll do everything I can to deport more people.” are still there?




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  8. @Mighty Mojo January 21, 2018 at 3:10 am

    > They are welcome to take their family back to their LEGAL country.

    Not all countries agree that “Just because your genetic donors were from our country, means that we have to let you squat here.” You were squeezed out near American soil makes you American. It doesn’t mean anybody else has to take you.




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  9. Many of these activists (low and high-profile) are supported in large part by that money that was taken by the CFPB, so it is technically taxpayer dollars. Same with so-called activist artists who make anti-Trump posters, street performers, etc. Cannot wait for Trump to go after all this crap. 2018 is going to be fantastic.




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  10. “You were squeezed out near American soil makes you American. It doesn’t mean anybody else has to take you.”

    Not our problem. Deport them all.




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