Immigration Law

No Sanctuary: ICE Targets Churches, Activists

Nick Pinto, The Intercept, Jan. 19, 2018 - "Ragbir’s detention was the second such arrest of a New Sanctuary Coalition leader by ICE in the space of a week.  It was only the most recent and public in a series of developments that advocates believe is part of a concerted effort to intimidate and dismantle the immigration rights movement in New York City.  Coalition members say unmarked cars with heavily tinted windows have begun surveilling churches and movement leaders’ homes.  Clergy who work with New York’s immigrant communities say that ICE agents have repeatedly entered church property and interrogated people as they come and go from houses of worship.  The events in New York are taking place against a national backdrop of escalating actions against prominent immigrant rights figures."