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Since the 2016 election, DRUM - Desis Rising Up & Moving and other local community and legal advocacy organizations have documented increased ICE activity in Southern Queens. These organizations have been working to support community members in defending themselves through a range of initiatives, including Hate Free Zone Queens.
Nearly three months ago, Hardat Sampat -- a community member and father of young children who immigrated to Queens from Guyana when he was a child -- was taken by ICE unexpectedly. Since, Hardat was taken into ICE custody, he has been held in a detention center far away from his family.
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On May 30, 2017, Queens resident Hardat Sampat was on his way to court. He was focused on clearing his name after being accused of a crime. But as he left his house, his family's car was suddenly surrounded by ICE agents. They drove unmarked vehicles, did not identify themselves, and refused to show...