Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in this country has long been another form of state violence that disproportionately impacts Black and Brown immigrant communities.
Just a few days ago, the Tucson office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), took Alejandra Pablos into custody and have refused to release her, stating that she is subject to mandatory detention without access to a bond.
Alejandra is an immigrant and reproductive rights activists with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Rights (NLIRH).
Pablos is a legal permanent resident who was placed in deportation proceedings after a drug-related arrest and spent two years detained at the Eloy Detention Center in southern Arizona. She is in the process of requesting asylum based on dangers she would face as a political organizer in Mexico.
Recently, Alejandra showed up to her check-in with ICE in Tucson, and she was taken into custody. She will not have a chance to be released or to pay a bond until she sees an immigration judge at an indeterminate time.
As the Black Lives Matter Alliance Broward (BLMAB), we must stand in support of our Latinx folks, acknowledging that immigration is a Black and Brown issue that works hand-in-hand with police violence, mass incarceration, economic disparities, and other forms of disenfranchisement. We denounce the behaviors of ICE in Tuscon and across this country. In solidarity with Alejandra Pablos, we demand an end to the tyrannical behavior of ICE and police that work as de facto ICE agents. End the indefinite detention of folks in ICE facilities, without proper legal representation. End ICE Raids that cultivate fear and trauma in our communities.
An attack on one of us, is an attack on all of us.
Please support Alejandra and our national fights against Immigration and Customs Enforcement by signing this petition demanding her release: https://action.mijente.net/petitions/release-immigrant-rights-activist-alejandra-pablos-from-detention