Two illegals that have been able to gain notoriety for their liberal activism have been detained and are now being deported by the Trump administration after being passed over for years by ICE agents under the Obama administration.
According to the New York Daily News, Ragbir was detained by ICE on Jan. 11 and informed that his reprieve from deportation would not be extended further.
Ragbir, executive director of New Sanctuary, was checking in at the ICE office in New York City when he was detained. While Ragbir had immigrated to the United States legally back in 1991 from Trinidad and Tobago, he was convicted of wire fraud in 2000, according to The New York Times.
Ragbir received a deportation order in 2006, but in 2011 ICE officials in New York City gave him a reprieve of deportation. That reprieve was extended last April, but ICE officials informed Ragbir that reprieve would not be extended further. A judge will now decide his fate.
One week later, Haitian national Jean Montrevil — a co-founder of New Sanctuary — was deported after being taken into custody in early January. Montrevil, who had entered the United States in 1986, had served time on a drug possession charge and was in the process of appealing a deportation order.
According to The Intercept, Montrevil’s lawyer said his client “believed that he had reached an understanding with ICE officials.”