Haitian Immigrant Detained at His Home in Far Rockaway

Human Rights and Immigrant Rights Activist, Jean Montrevil, was picked up by ICE on Wednesday, January 3, near his home in Far Rockaway, New York.  He is being held in detention at Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark. Jean’s lawyer has been in contact with ICE. The supervisor in charge said that "he did not know" that Montrevil has a motion pending before the Board of Immigration Appeals. As such a motion is indeed pending, we are strongly optimistic that Jean will be released shortly. Jean is a professional driver with his own business. He survived the tremendous impact of Sandy -- He can survive this also.

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