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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


Velázquez on Release of Ravi Ragbir

Velázquez on Release of Ravi Ragbir
January 29, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC—Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the court ruling today that released Ravi Ragbir:

                “I’m heartened the Judge made the correct and humane decision today in ordering ICE to release Ravi from detainment.  I know much still remains ahead in Ravi’s ongoing fight to stay in this country, but this is an important milestone. Before the Court ruled today, I visited Ravi in jail this morning and was profoundly touched by our visit.  I’m excited Amy will join me as my guest to tomorrow’s State of the Union and that Ravi will now be able to join her on the trip to D.C.  I’ll continue working with this family on options for keeping Ravi in the U.S.”