How is This Walk Different From All Other Walks: A Passover Seder & JerichoWalk in Solidarity with Immigrants – Foley Square . April 5, 2018 – 10:15am – 11:00am
(This Walk? Different?) Just the same ol, same ol from the Sanctuary City Coalition, EXCEPT this time they did a Passover Seder; a foolish display opposed by NY-JDL.
During the holiday of Passover, the Jewish community invited people of all faiths to gather for a pre-walk Seder ritual, in which they sought to connect Jewish tradition’s commitment to ending oppression and to welcoming the stranger with the fight for immigrant rights today; gathering as an act of solidarity with the New Sanctuary Coalition and friends who are “at risk” for detention and deportation from ICE.
The JDL successfully frustrated the lefties, particularly illegal felon Ravi Ragbir, who attempted to block the JDL from assembling in a public park (see video)
Every Thursday, Ravi Ragbir and his New Sanctuary Coalition bring together faith leaders, immigration activists and community members to march in silence and pray outside 26 Federal Plaza — in solidarity with those ( illegals) whom they claim are “denied their Right to Remain”.
NO BORDERS USA- SI! (that’s their ticket)
Part 1 video – at 3:16 to 3:28 Ravi foolishly attempts to force the JDL (in a public park) to move away from the Sanctuary Sedar.
Ravi Ragbir (illegal felon) demanding Solidarity with Illegal Migrants.
Part 2 video. Ravi’s Passover Sanctuary Sedar demanded LIBERATION for all illegals.
The NY-JDL leaders asked: Should I bring matzah? 🙂
The sedar was followed by the Jericho Walk from 11:00 am-12:30pm, SEVEN times round and round 26 Federal Plaza (Foley Square is between the courts and Federal Plaza). I left: been to one seven times around- you’ve been to the ALL.
In the words of the hard-core left hosting this rally, You Can’t Deport a MOVEMENT! “There is a new stay for Ravi’s deportation […] this moment matters now MORE THAN EVER! We must stand up for the countless thousands of Ravis and Jeans and show that we are powerful together! “
“We leave no one behind! ICE cannot target our leaders OR our communities!”
Co-Sponsoring Organizations from the LEFT include:New Sanctuary Coalition, New York Immigration Coalition, 32BJ SEIU, Bronx Immigration Partnership, Copwatch Patrol Unit, Critical Resistance, Detention Watch Network, Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM), Democratic Socialists of America, Domestic Workers Alliance, Equality Labs, Immigrant Defense Project, Interfaith Center of New York,
mPower Change, Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP), the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Northern Manhattan Immigration Coalition, Red Bloom / Solidarity Network, Restaurant Opportunities Center NYC, Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir, Rise and Resist, South Asian Solidarity Initiative, Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) NYC, UnLocal, We Belong Together, WhyHunger, Workers Center of Central NY and Worker Justice Center of New York.
The New Sanctuary Coalition (founded in 2007) acts as a network of interfaith congregations and organizations that stand with families and communities resisting detention and deportation.
Always encouraging to see JDL-NY giving THANKS to ICE! (Immigration and Customs Enforcement)
Still, [Face Book] moans from the LEFT droned on: “We need to stop the escalation of ICE and the president’s attacks on immigrant communities, including targeting dissidents for deportation…”
— “targeting” FELONS? BAD ICE. BAD U.S. Government —
“… (ICE) threatening Dreamers with detention, ICE efforts to infiltrate courts and churches and up to the racist rhetoric of the president and his office.”
“In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’re asking friends and fellow activists to help hand deliver a message of love for all immigrants to ICE’s office by showing […] solidarity with Ravi, Dreamers, TPS recipients, workers, families and community members.”
“We’ll use messages of love and solidarity to combat the “good immigrant, bad immigrant” narrative. We resent the pressure on immigrants to prove their social or economic worth in order to justify their humanity.”
“This is a fight against this racist administration’s attempt to overstep the constitution and cherry pick who has the right to freedom and who will be terrorized into silence.”
“… this movement has deep roots and cannot be eradicated. We’re going to show them that you can’t deport a movement.”
“Justice was restored today( 2-09-18), at least temporarily, as Mr. Ragbir is now able to remain in the United States and free until the Court reviews his constitutional claims,” Ragbir’s attorney R. Stanton Jones said.
Ragbir — who has been a US resident since 1994 — has a 2001 felony fraud conviction from which prompted a 2006 order of deportation that Ragbir had successfully challenged until his arrest last month.” [NY Post]
Video Part 2 – as they did the Immigrant March
“Reps for Ragbir — the Trinidad native — also announced that they will be filing a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court on Friday against ICE, Homeland Security, the Dept. of Justice and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to permanently stop officials from attempts to deport Ragbir and for relief for other immigrants rights activists who have also been targeted for deportation.” [NY Post]
“Ragbir slammed the Trump administration’s immigration policy […] calling it “ethnic cleansing.” [NY Daily News]
“Legal Immigrants, DACA and every American who opposes the anti-immigrant agenda are joining hands to fight racism, bigotry and xenophobia. United we stand, divided we fall.”
“There are roughly 7.5 billion human beings on this planet. None of them came from outer space, so none of them are aliens. So I refuse to call any human being an alien.”
“Furthermore, no human being is “illegal.”
Any law that outlaws humanity is a bad and unjust law.
Apartheid was legal. That did not make it right. The human beings breaking Apartheid laws were humans fighting for justice, not “illegals.”
The Holocaust was legal. That did not make it right. Human beings breaking Holocaust laws were humans fighting for justice, not “illegals.”
“Slavery was legal. That did not make it right. Human beings fighting against slavery laws were not “illegals.” They were human beings fighting for justice.
Segregation was legal. That not make it right. Human Beings breaking Jim Crow laws were not “illegal.” They were human beings fighting for justice.”
“The earth has no lines on it.All borders are man made.
Crossing a man made line is only a crime because people have made it one.
People crossing a man made line are still human beings. They do not deserve to be detained or tortured. It is wrong to rip their families apart for any reason.
The earth belongs to all of us and we belong to it. Any human being should be able to live, with their family, any damn place they please on this planet.”
“No human being is illegal. All this deportation of human beings is wrong and racist. There is absolutely no justification for treating human beings in this way.” (This article was written by Claire Cohen.)#March4Immigrants
Support Family Reunification. Support clean DREAM Act.
Ravi Ragbir, 43, was arrested Jan. 11, 2018 during a scheduled appointment with federal officials. Ragbir worked as the head of the New Sanctuary Coalition, an advocacy group assisting people facing detention and deportation.
He had been granted permanent residency in 1994, but it was revoked after a wire fraud conviction six years later. SO, on this day, they gathered outside the Federal Building
“Ravi Ragbir, New Sanctuary’s organizer, in addition to being a well-known immigrant rights activist in the New York metro area, is himself an immigrant at risk of deportation. He is also from the War Resisters League” – Inside Immigrant Prisons
In 2011, Ravi Ragbir (lower left in screen grab) spoke defiantly about being in the U.S. ILLEGALLY.
Now, in 2018, under arrest and finally facing deportation, his Sanctuary Movement cohorts walked the Jericho Walk, sans Ragbir, around the Fed Building .
SILENTLY reciting the Jericho Prayer to show solidarity with their “immigrant brothers and sisters.
The JDL was there,too, in support of American Immigration Law. (video is of 2018 walk).
The JDL presence caused a few of the Sanctuary Prayer-Walkers to behave in contradiction to their SILENT Walk instructions: Walk around building. Say silent prayer 7 times and when you stop, raise “Heil” hands in front of Fed Building. BE SILENT.A young female walker (dressed all in black) assaulted one JDL member by ripping his sign. (beginning at 4:02 in video)
After an older woman accused them of being “uneducated Trump Voters” (starting at 3:20) another malcontent (an older fellow in blue hoodie) was VERY vocal (not silent at all) as he tediously taunted with, “Fake News. Yes, Fox Fake News. Believe your alternative facts … Babies don’t break laws … Keep America WHITE Again“.
Then there was the press. THEIR press. Eager to record this sacred gathering in support of DACA.
One familiar photographer, Sandi Bachom, got her 15 minutes last year when she went AGAINST Mayor de Blasio’s failed attempt at shutting down the Central Park Hansom Cabs. She got that one right. ONE. The rest of the time she’s out cheer-leading for every Hard Left campaign she can cover.
Today she should have just filmed – instead of her unfortunate attempts at ‘gotcha’ reporting (in the video at 1:31) : “Make America Great Again? Getting rid of all immigrants. Who told you this, Donald Trump? Where’d ja read that, on Brietbart? Where did you first hear about it (Ragbir) I never heard about it til last week ….Where’d ja hear about it? Ja hear about it on Info wars? Alex Jones?You know what that is?” Getting NO where with such embarrassing questions, she slank away with a “thank you”.
Meanwhile, the JDL held their ground while quietly protesting as the Jericho protestors walked 7 times around the building. Other than the bad-players in the walk, it was a very quiet event.
More pictures in 2018 Flickr slide show
A federal judge ordered immigration activist Ravi Ragbir be released from custody on Monday, granting him a temporary reprieve from deportation to his native Trinidad and Tobago.
In a seven-page decision, Manhattan Federal Court Judge Katherine Forrest wrote that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had violated Ragbir’s rights to due process.
“The court finds that when this country allowed (Ragbir) to become a part of our community fabric, allowed him to build a life with and among us and to enjoy the liberties and freedom that come with that, it committed itself to allowance of an orderly departure when the time came, and it committed itself to avoidance of unnecessary cruelty when the time came,” Forrest wrote.
“By denying (Ragbir) these rights, the government has acted wrongly.”
She wrote that Ragbir was “entitled to the freedom to say goodbye” — indicating the activist still faces eventual deportation. [NY Daily News]
“The Constitution commands better,” says Manhattan Federal Court Judge Katherine Forrest. (really?)
Encouraged by Mayor de Blasios’s Sanctuary City Movement, this Manhattan Federal Court Judge ignored U.S. Immigration Law, supporting those who have no respect for the Rule of Law. Anarchy? Is that the ticket?