The immigration judge deprived the activist green card and ordered the deportation to Mexico

The judge in the immigration in Arizona was deprived of a well-known activist Alejandro Pablos green card and ordered her deportation.

Pablos was born in the Mexican Nogales – across the border from its American twin city of Nogales, which is located in Arizona. Despite the place of birth, she grew up in the United States and is a legal resident of the country. According to the girl, Arizona is the only home she knows.

In 2013, her immigration status was under scrutiny after it was found guilty of drunk driving and possession of devices for drugs. Subsequently, she spent 2 years in detention in an immigration center in Arizona. According to Pablos, this experience changed her life.

«I realized I wanted to help other people learn from my story, so they don’t make the same mistakes,» she said.

In 2016 Pablos began working at the National Latino Institute for reproductive health in Annandale (Virginia). Working with the Institute, Pablos organized rallies and workshops to the public, advocating for women’s reproductive rights and expressing support for other immigrants.

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It was arrested again in January of this year, the protest in Virginia. Later the charges were dropped, but three months later, during a routine check at ICE, she was arrested. Even 43 the day she spent in the detention center in Arizona, and then was released on bail.

Pablos says that in case of her deportation to Mexico, she will be in danger, where abortion remains mostly illegal, and activists are subjected to threats and violence.

But despite her argument, the judge was adamant: he turned down her petition for asylum, saying that the activists on reproductive rights are not considered a group in need of protection.

But the girl claims that it did not intend to give up. According to Pablos, she plans to appeal the decision of the immigration judge Thomas Michael O’leary.

ICE detained outspoken immigration + reproductive rights activist, Alejandra Pablos. Here’s what she had to say the day before a judge ordered her deportation:

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In addition, the network has a petition, addressed to the Governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, asking for clemency. Within 24 hours it collected more than 10 thousand signatures. At the moment it is supported by more than 17 thousand