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Ravi Ragbir Illegal Alien Criminal

When Ravi Ragbir was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents three weeks ago, one might think that he’d had fair warning—after all, he’d been ordered deported in 2006. But according to Manhattan federal district court judge Katherine B. Forrest, ICE, in detaining Ragbir, violated his constitutional “freedom to say goodbye” to his wife and “hug” her. Yesterday, Forrest ordered ICE to release him, in an opinion that Stephen Yale-Loehr, an otherwise supportive Cornell law professor, characterized as “long on rhetoric and short on careful legal analysis.”