Phoenix New Times: Latina Activist Alejandra Pablos Jailed by ICE; ‘Retaliation’ for Protest, Group Claims

Alejandra Mijente is an abortion storyteller and activist who is being detained by ICE in Arizona. Mijente is an organizer for the National Institute for Latina Health and many believe she was targeted for detention because of her activism. The xenophobic Trump administration policies are tearing families apart and ruining lives. In honor of International Women’s Day, we need to stand up for Mijente and all the women unjustly separated from their families and communities.  

From Phoenix New Times:

A human-rights activist detained during a check-in with immigration officials in Tucson on Wednesday is being held in “retaliation” for her political work, an immigrant-rights group said.

Alejandra Pablos, 32, is from Tucson but works as a field coordinator for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. She’s also active in immigration issues.

Pablos released a video on Facebook on Wednesday after being detained. She says in the video that she’s being detained “illegally” and was being shipped out soon to the federal immigrant detention center in Eloy, a place she knows well, where she would fight deportation to Mexico.

“I need you to fight for me,” she said, her hair disheveled in the grainy video. “As I’m fighting inside, you please fight outside.”