Immigration Activist Ravi Ragbir Facing Deportation After ICE Arrest

At least 18 others were arrested including City Council members Ydanis Rodriguez and Jumaane Williams.

by TeleSur / The States

Ravi Ragbir, an immigration rights activist, in the United States is being held by ICE agents after he was arrested along with over a dozen other protesters and two New York City Council members on Thursday. 603 more words


NYC Councilman discusses immigration rally arrests

What started out as a peaceful immigration rally, ended in arrests of more than a dozen people, including two City Council Members.

The rally occurred in response to an immigration rights activist’s detainment by the Immigration Customs Enforcement. 57 more words


Massive Protest Erupts, 2 City Councilmen Arrested, As ICE Detains Prominent Immigration Activist

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The detention of a prominent immigration activist sparked a large protest in Lower Manhattan that ended with the arrest of two City Council members Thursday. 1,016 more words


NYC councilmen arrested at rally for immigrant rights activist detained by ICE

NEW YORK — Two city councilmen were among more than a dozen people arrested at a Thursday rally for an immigration rights activist who’d been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 457 more words


Controversial Bedford Union Armory Project Gets City Council Approval

The City Council has voted through the embattled plan to redevelop the Bedford Union Armory in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, marking the end of the two-year-long saga punctuated by protests and charges of gentrification. 395 more words


New Construction Safety Bill Draft Slammed by Open-Shop Reps, Union Cheers

Advocates of open-shop construction were dismayed while New York’s trade unions were thrilled by the City Council’s latest draft of a bill that lawmakers say will increase safety in the industry. 759 more words


NYC Policymakers and Advocates Review Construction Safety Requirements

New York City is undergoing a construction boom with new developments and renovations happening across all five boroughs. If you are a long-time New Yorker, city tourist or just someone who has spent a significant amount of time in the city recently, there is no doubt that you have noticed the massive number of construction trucks, and orange and neon safety vests on laborers around town. 2,328 more words