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Arizona judge strips activist of green card, orders her deported to Mexico

Alejandra Pablos
Posted at 5:50 AM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 07:50:35-05

ANNANDALE, VA — An Arizona judge has stripped a prominent Washington-area immigration and reproductive rights organizer of her green card and ordered her deportation.

The Washington Post reports the immigration judge on Tuesday also denied 33-year-old Alejandra Pablos' petitions for asylum, saying the Mexican-born legal permanent resident wouldn't qualify because reproductive rights activists aren't deemed a group in need of protection.

Pablos was arrested in March when she traveled to Phoenix to check in with immigration officials on a pending deportation case stemming from a felony conviction for driving under the influence.

Pablos' supporters believe her activism made her a target of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which the agency denies.

A petition asking Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to pardon the 2010 DUI arrest has amassed more than 16,000 signatures this week.