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ICE Agent Shot Man in Face in Brooklyn

HeadlineFeb 07, 2020

In the United States, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in Brooklyn shot a man in the face Thursday while attempting to apprehend the man’s mother’s boyfriend, who is undocumented. The 26-year-old man was later taken to the hospital, where he is in critical condition. New York City immigration activists gathered outside the hospital Thursday night, where ICE vehicles were spotted in the hospital’s parking lot. This is Ravi Ragbir, the executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition, speaking outside the hospital.

Ravi Ragbir: “We are going to stay here, again, until ICE leaves and the family goes home here in Gravesend. All right? And more and more people are going to come until that happens. … This hospital should be a sanctuary space. This is a sanctuary city. This hospital should be a sanctuary hospital. Whatever the case is, hospitals are supposed to be safe spaces.”

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