NWLC Stands with Alejandra Pablos
(Washington, D.C.) Earlier this week, reproductive justice and immigrant rights activist, Alejandra Pablos, was detained after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took her into custody during what was supposed to be a routine check-in. Alejandra was detained by local agents in Virginia after leading chants at a peaceful protest outside the Virginia offices for the Department of Homeland Security. It appears that one of the ICE agents in Virginia called her deportation officer in Tucson because when Alejandra arrived at the Tucson ICE offices, she was immediately detained.
The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:
“Alejandra Pablos’ deep commitment to her community should be praised, not punished. And unfortunately, her experience is not the outlier. Too often, ICE detains and mistreats immigrant rights activists who deserve better. We must stand up for Alejandra and all victims of this Administration’s targeted attacks on immigrant families by calling for her immediate release.”