Ragbir v. Homan

Trinidadian green card holder has been subject to removal from the United States since 2007 but has routinely been granted administrative stays that have permitted him to remain in the country with his American-citizen wife and daughter. Now an immigrant rights activist, he has a testy confrontation with ICE officials when clergy and elected officials accompany him to one of his scheduled check-ins, resulting in negative publicity for the agency. ICE suddenly develops a renewed interest in deporting him. Unconstitutional retaliation for protected speech? Second Circuit (over a dissent): Although Congress tried to take jurisdiction of this question away from us, the Constitution forbids that. He stays for now.

Tags: 2019, Deportation, Free Speech, ICE, Immigration, Retaliation, Second Circuit

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