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Immigrant activist's NYC detention prompts protests, arrests for City Council members

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Immigration adctiviist detained in NYC

Two New York City Council members were among those arrested following protests after an immigration rights activist was detained by federal immigration officials during a routine check-in.

Police and protesters clashed outside the Javits Federal Building in New York City on Thursday, resulting in eighteen arrests over the detention of Ravi Ragbir, according to the New York Daily News.

Ragbir is an activist and legal permanent resident who's been contesting a deportation order since 2006 and was granted prosecutorial discretion. Under prosecutorial discretion, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) delays execution of a final order of deportation for immigrants who are considered low priority.

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