Haitian Community Activist Jean Montrevil Faces Deportation
Via Democracy Now
On Wednesday morning, Jean Montrevil was attending a regular immigration check-in when he was detained by agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, or ICE. He now faces deportation to Haiti for a twenty-year-old drug conviction, for which he has already served eleven years in prison. He has not broken any laws since then. Montrevil is married to an American citizen and is the father of four US citizen children. Montrevil is a longtime community leader in New York City and active in a number of immigrant rights groups, including Families for Freedom, the NYC New Sanctuary Movement, and Detention Watch Network.
Here is a video of a panel that I recently moderated at Eugene Lang College’s Digital Labor conference. This conference was organized by my colleague Trebor Scholz. This panel featured presentations by Jodi Dean, Alexander Galloway, Lisa Nakomura, and Tim Pachirat.
I am long overdue for a trip to Cape Cod to pay the folks at Inkwell Books a visit. They’ve been supporters of Songs in the Key since day one and I’m humbled by their decision to cite me in this post.
This line is particularly priceless:
Lafargue’s smart and funny blending of memoir and music reviews made Songs the perfect fix for a Hornby fan suffering from withdrawal. Care to take a guess why?
It’s surprising that Cleveland doesn’t get brought up more in conversations about Detroit. They’re clearly figuring out some ways of making a go of post-industrialization.