Democrats continue to try to demonstrate to the public that their immigration stance is driven by their passionate concern for foreign grifters and their racist hatred of Americans. What better symbol than white collar criminal Ravi Ragbir, who is still in the country twelve years after being ordered to go home to Trinidad. From WTOP:
Congresswoman invites detainees’ wife to Trump speech
By The Associated Press
January 27, 2018 5:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez has invited the wife of detained immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.
Ragbir was in federal custody Saturday, several weeks after he was handcuffed and arrested during a routine check-in with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
… Three other Democratic members of Congress from New York showed up at the rally in support of Ragbir: Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Joe Crowley and Rep. Yvette Clarke.
They say the government targeted the 53-year-old native of Trinidad because of his activism as the head of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York that helps immigrants fight deportation.
The government says he should be deported because of a 2001 wire fraud conviction involving a New Jersey mortgage company where Ragbir worked that was caught up in a fraud scheme. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison, but is fighting to vacate the conviction in federal court in New Jersey, contending he was just an employee doing his job, unaware of any fraudulent activity.
That’s not what Donald Trump’s big sister, federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry, said when she shot down Ravi’s appeal in 2002. How could Ravi have been unaware when he confessed to his many frauds? It’s not actually that hard to look up the facts about this crook on this thing called the Internet.