Independent topical source of current affairs, opinion and issues, featuring stories making news in Canada from immigrants, newcomers, minorities & ethnic communities' point of view and interests.

Hundreds Rally: Immigration Activist and Ravi Ragbir

hundreds rally: The AP also erroneously reported that Ragbir was required to check in with immigration officials Saturday, according to Metro News. He had originally faced that requirement, but it was lifted by federal officials.A corrected version of the story is below Hundreds rally in NYC against deportation of activist Hundreds of people have rallied in New York City in support of an immigration activist facing deportation By DAVID JEANSAssociated Press Hundreds of people rallied on Saturday in support of an immigration activist from Trinidad and Tobago who's fighting deportation, accusing authorities of targeting him for speaking out. It was not issued by a judge in Newark. Ravi Ragbir was facing removal from the United States on Saturday. New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, a coalition of 150 faith-based, pro-immigrant groups, staged the rally at a federal office in lower Manhattan where Ragbir, 53, had been scheduled to check in on Saturday with immigration officials before they decided he didn't need to. But federal officials and Ragbir's lawyers agreed to a temporary stay as part of a lawsuit filed Friday, which claims he and other activists have been singled out. ( As reported in the news.