There are a number of reasons to praise the recent decision by an Arizona judge to send the leftist Alejandra Pablos, with a criminal record, back to Mexico. Her statement on the “We Testify” website, a place where illegal aliens, minority and “queer-identified” women can go to feel good about their choices to kill their babies, might be at the top of our list.
I had an abortion in 2017. I actually wanted to have a baby. I am older, more mature. Quickly, I had a reality check, it just wasn’t the right time, for a couple of reasons. The person I was intimate with and I both decided we did not want to plan a family together. It was not easy but it was the best thing for our futures.
The difficult part for me really was the fear I feel every day. I am afraid that the broken, cruel immigration system in the U.S will tear me away from family, from my child if I had one. I see it every day, everywhere, families ripped apart by ICE, parents displaced in prisons, daughters in jails, sons in deportation proceedings. Fear. I cannot begin to think of planning a family when I know I am facing a racist system that is here to oppress brown and immigrant people. -Alejandra Pablos
In her statement, Pablos blames a “racist system that is here to oppress brown and immigrant people” for her decision to kill her baby. It almost sounds as though she’s begging to live somewhere other than the United States.
As luck would have it, an Arizona judge is helping to leave the racism and oppression of the United States behind her.
AZ Central reports – A federal judge in Tucson has ordered the deportation of Alejandra Pablos, a well-known immigration- and reproductive-rights activist.
Speaking to a courtroom packed with Pablos’ supporters on Tuesday, immigration Judge Thomas Michael O’Leary denied Pablos’ asylum request and ordered her removed from the United States, the Arizona Daily Star reported.
Pablos said she plans to appeal the decision.
Pablos, 33, feared she would be targeted for persecution in Mexico, where abortion is largely illegal and activists she knows have received death threats.
“If I see injustices, I’m going to speak out against them,” she testified at the hearing Tuesday.
She testified she was born in Nogales, Sonora, but was brought to the United States as a baby and eventually became a legal permanent resident.
“I’ve been living here since I was a baby, and Arizona is the place where I’ve grown up and learned how to fight for our rights,” Pablos, who is not in custody, said in a news release after the hearing.
Pablos’ immigration status was put into question as a result of several criminal convictions from 2005 to 2010, including a DUI, endangerment, aggravated DUI and solicitation to possess a dangerous drug.
Pablos has not reformed and her criminal record is “deserved,” Judge O’Leary said.