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RT @LatinoUSA: Thousands of Salvadoran TPS workers clean federal offices. Now their livelihoods are on the line. 
Immigrant activist Ravi Ragbir's wife, Amy Gottlieb, on him being moved by @ICE from FL back to NY area detention: "They never should have taken him away from his community in the first place, and I will not rest until he is free.” @WNYC
Awaiting confirmation from @ICEgov but Ravi Ragbir's supporters say the agency agreed to fly him back to detention center in NY area (from FL), where he'll have another hearing later this month. A federal judge urged them to reconsider before making a ruling today. @WNYC
Despite national push by Trump Admin to rescind Obama's criminal justice reforms, ALCU's Udi Ofer says local is where it's at. "States are not buying rhetoric" because ACLU worked on 57 pieces of legislation that passed in 19 states.
"It’s definitely something that’s on the table that we’re seriously looking into," Udi Ofer of ACLU on possibility of more lawsuits in 2018 to force bail reform in different states.
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