In Arresting Rights Activist, ICE Shows Its New Power
The New Yorker reports on the case of Ravi Ragbir, an immigration rights activist from Trinidad who was arrested at a regularly scheduled check-in with the authorities. He collapsed when told he would be detained. His wife Amy Gottlieb, a US citizen, rode with him in the ambulance to the emergency room. She was asked to get out of the ambulance – to make room for the stretcher, she thought – but instead of hospital staff, ICE agents rushed the ambulance and took her husband to detention.
From the article:
“It’s arbitrary and cruel,” Gottlieb told me this week. “Someone makes an appointment to go into a regularly scheduled appointment with a government agency, and that agency snatches you away from your family.”