Breaking news out of Tucson Arizona, a popular illegal activist just learned that America is a nation of laws and had her green card revoked and an order for deportation filed.
The Washington Post reported: An immigration judge in Arizona on Tuesday stripped prominent immigration and reproductive-rights activist Alejandra Pablos of her green card and ordered her deportation nearly a year after she was arrested outside a protest in Virginia.
It was the climax of a case that has loomed over Pablos for years. But, she said, she’s not giving up yet.
“La lucha sigue,” Pablos, 33, said in an interview. The struggle continues.
Pablos, who since 2016 had worked for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health in Annandale, said she plans to appeal the decision by immigration Judge Thomas Michael O’Leary.
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Pablos said that her life would be in danger if she were deported to Mexico, where abortion remains largely illegal and activists have been targeted with threats and violence.
A petition asking Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) to grant a pardon for the 8-year-old DUI arrest that thrust her into deportation proceedings garnered more than 10,000 signatures in 24 hours.
Immigration is under federal jurisdiction, and a gubernatorial pardon can’t negate a deportation order. But by eliminating the reason for a deportation — in this case, a felony conviction from 2013 — a pardon could prevent the removal of people such as Pablos.
Her immigration status came under scrutiny in 2013 following criminal convictions that included driving under the influence, endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia. Pablos, who has spoken publicly about the convictions, said she “didn’t grasp the consequences” of her decisions at a young age.
In 2013, immigration officials were waiting for Pablos at a routine check-in with her probation officer. She spent the next two years in detention at an Arizona immigration facility.
The experience changed her life.
“I realized I wanted to help other people learn from my story so they wouldn’t make the same mistakes,” she said.
When Pablos arrived in the Washington area two years ago, she transformed the way local activists talked about the connections between immigration and reproductive rights, said Margie Del Castillo, 36, director of field advocacy for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.
In her work with the institute, Pablos organized rallies and training for the public. She directed her colleagues’ attention to issues such as supporting driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants and allowing noncitizens to receive in-state college tuition if they lived in Virginia.
“Alejandra is a really visionary person, and she’s had an impact on so many people,” Del Castillo said. “She’s lifted up her own story and said, ‘Look, I’m someone people might classify as a bad immigrant. I have a record, I’ve been arrested, but look at all the good things I’ve done.’ ”
The judge on Tuesday was unmoved.
He denied her petitions for asylum, saying Pablos wouldn’t qualify for protections because reproductive rights activists haven’t been deemed a group in need of protection.
Pablos and her supporters have said they believe Immigration and Customs Enforcement targeted her because of her vocal activism and aggressive style. The agency has faced similar accusations in other cases involving immigration activists, but has denied such claims.
“Any suggestion to the contrary is irresponsible, speculative and inaccurate,” Matthew Albence, who oversees ICE enforcement and removal operations, said in a statement to The Washington Post in March.
Pablos was arrested and charged with misdemeanor trespassing and obstructing justice during a Virginia protest in January outside a DHS facility near Richmond. The charges were later dropped.
But three months later, during a routine check-in with ICE, she was detained. She spent another 43 days at the Arizona detention facility before being released on bond.
More than 70 people turned up for Pablos’s court appearance Tuesday. The support has given Pablos and her supporters hope, they said, for the immigrants and activists who may come after her.
“This is the reason we do this work — because we’re organizers, and we’re trying to make the impossible possible,” said Jacinta Gonzalez, a senior campaign organizer with immigration-rights group Mijente. “We remain hopeful and optimistic that we can create better alternatives, because that hope is all we have.”
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San Diego Border Patrol Agents Assaulted With Rocks While Arresting 7 Illegal Aliens
This story originally appeared on WeBuildTheWall.news & was edited and republished with permission:
This is just another disgusting example of what our Border Patrol has to put up with.
NBC San Diego Reports:
Rocks were hurled at Border Patrol agents Friday near the U.S.-Mexico border as they arrested seven people who were in the country illegally, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.
The agency tweeted a photo of one its patrol SUV’s that was damaged in the incident. One of its rear windows was shattered by a rock.
#SanDiego #BorderPatrol agents were assaulted with rocks Friday while arresting 7 illegal aliens near the immediate #border. Agents avoided injury, but a marked patrol vehicle’s window was shattered. Approx. 125 assaults on #SD agents recorded since October 1, 2018. #CBP #USBP pic.twitter.com/MMocPKMpgp
— CBP San Diego (@CBPSanDiego) April 23, 2019
CBP said no agents were injured.
According to the agency, there have been approximately 125 assaults on agents in the San Diego area since October of 2018.
It is becoming more and more dangerous for our agents.
Met with border agents, in disgust they told me and Kris Kobach that they are releasing cartel hitmen onto the streets of the US because they bring a child with them and claim asylum! They even admit to being hitmen. EXPOSE THIS! @DonaldJTrumpJr @SheriffClarke @realDonaldTrump
— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) April 13, 2019
A few days ago, Breitbart News reported a Border Patrol Agent was Assaulted in Arizona Mountains
An Ecuadorian migrant assaulted a Border Patrol agent on a mountain trail about 15 miles north of the Arizona border with Mexico. The Ecuadorian migrant was traveling with two Mexican migrants.
Agents assigned to the Sonoita Border Patrol Station responded to a reported group of migrants hiking on a remote trail near Lone Mountain close to Patagonia, Arizona. As the agents attempted to take the migrants into custody, one of the migrants began fighting with one of the agents, according to information obtained from Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials.
The migrant struck the agent multiple times. He fought with the agent for several minutes causing both to slide down the hillside, officials reported. Several minutes later, additional agents responded and subdued the migrant. The additional agents handcuffed the migrant and placed him under arrest.
The agents identified the suspect as an Ecuadorian migrant who had no legal authorization to be in the United States.
Agents checked the migrant and the assaulted agent for injuries. Both declined additional medical attention.
Other agents apprehended the two Mexican migrants.
Border Patrol officials reported that the Ecuadorian migrant is now facing charges of assaulting a federal agent and immigration violations.
The two Mexican nationals will also face charges for immigration violations. All three are being held in federal custody pending the outcome of their charges.
“Assaults highlight safety concerns for agents who often encounter and arrest multiple subjects in remote and isolated locations in rugged terrain,” Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials stated. Continue Reading
It’s time lethal force is used at the border..that would stop this insanity fast. Our agents are being attacked and enough is enough! If this was anywhere else.. the person would be done.
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REPORT: Central American Migrants Paid Human Smugglers $2.3 Billion In 2017
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On Monday, A RAND Corporation report was released and it reveals that Central American migrants paid human smugglers more than $2 billion in 2017 to get them into the United States.
RAND Corporation’s Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center reveals Central American migrants paid human smugglers, including transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) up to about $2.5 billion in smuggling fees and “taxes” in 2017.
During Fiscal Year 2017, Border Patrol agents apprehended migrants crossing the border in near-record low levels. Agents apprehended only 303,916 migrants during that fiscal year, including 75,622 Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) and 41,435 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), according to the FY2017 Southwest Border Migration Report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
During the first six months of the current fiscal year, agents already exceeded the total FY2017 apprehensions with the arrest of 361,087 migrants. Those include a record-setting 189,584 FMUAs and an additional 35,898 UACs.
“Cartels + criminal organizations run a profit-driven enterprise trafficking human beings across our border,” U.S. Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) tweeted in response to the RAND report.
Cartels + criminal organizations run a profit-driven enterprise trafficking human beings across our border. Today, a new report came out estimating that Central American migrants paid human traffickers upwards of $2.3 billion in 2017. https://t.co/C5HmARH317
— Rep. Chip Roy (@RepChipRoy) April 22, 2019
Congressmen Roy is leading the charge to have certain factions of Mexican cartels designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) by the U.S. State Department in order to allow law enforcement to employ additional tools to combat human smuggling and trafficking, Breitbart News reported in February.
“We know that the dangerous fentanyl and heroin that is flowing through our border between the ports of entry and at the ports of entry as well as the people who are being put in stash houses, being held hostage, paying ransom back to the cartels that all of this is endangering us significantly,” Roy told Amanda House during an interview broadcast on Breitbart News Sunday. “The gangs that are now growing in Texas and throughout the country are doing so in part due to the connection to the cartels.”
“So, it is past time for us to recognize that they are a terrorist threat to the United States,” the Congressman from Texas stated.
The authors of the RAND report developed “a preliminary estimate of revenues from human smuggling flowing to all types of smugglers, not just TCOs — ranging from about $200 million to $2.3 billion in 2017.” The “range in uncertainty stemming largely from analytical challenges related to data limitations and time constraints.”
The authors also looked at “taxes,” or “pisos” paid by migrants to drug-trafficking TCOs as they pass through their cartel-controlled smuggling routes. Those “taxes” range from $30 million to $180 million, the report stated.”
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Here is the complete report cites numerous examples of human smuggling fees and how they break down into payments at various points along the smuggling route.
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