#AlejandraPablos // Reproductive Justice #Activist Detained ‘in Retaliation’ for Protesting

Regina Mahone // Reproductive Justice Activist Detained ‘in Retaliation’ for Protesting – Rewire.News //

Elsewhere, other activists have called attention to apparent retaliation against protesters, most notably in Washington state. “Alejandra isn’t the only one. Detainment is also evidence of ICE’s pattern of singling out immigrant leaders for being outspoken and fearless community mobilizers. In recent months, ICE detained prominent immigrant activist Maru Mora-Villalpando for her ‘extensive involvement with anti-ICE protests and Latino advocacy programs.’ Among other immigration activists, ICE has also detained Ravi Ragbir, executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, and Eliseo Jurado, husband of a Peruvian woman taking sanctuary at a Colorado church,” NLIRH said in a statement to Rewire.News after publication.

The immigrant rights organization Mijente noted in a petition on Wednesday, the same day that Pablos was taken into custody, that she had led “chants [in early January] at a peaceful protest in Virginia outside of the Department of Homeland Security,” where local agents took her into custody. “It appears that after the protest in Virginia, one of the ICE agents called her deportation officer in Tucson, Arizona, and sought to get her detained in retaliation for her protest.”

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