Illegal Alien Activist to be Deported after Multiple Arrests

On December 11, an Arizona judge ordered the deportation of a high-profile illegal alien activist. Alejandra Pablos, now a former green card holder, had a troubled history with the law, including two cases of driving under the influence (DUI). While the brazen activist was in the United States legally, her growing criminal record ultimately placed her immigration status in jeopardy.

In addition to her DUI arrests, Pablos was also charged with trespassing earlier this year while protesting at a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) location in Virginia. This incident led to her being detained a couple of months later by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Pablos is a leading figure in the “Abolish ICE” movement that advocates for the complete dissolution of the agency. The pro-amnesty activist has a record of irrational comments, suggesting that Congress should “investigate ICE’s rogue actions” and calling for “an end to all deportations immediately.”

Demanding the abolishment of ICE and the end to all deportations is absurd. Not only is she demanding that criminal aliens who fit profiles like her own be offered amnesty, she is also insisting that violent criminals, gang members and others who commit horrific acts be offered amnesty as well.

Additionally, ICE plays an important role in guarding the United States from illicit trade and assists the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with its Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). In Fiscal Year 2017 alone, ICE conducted nearly 38,000 combined HSI and gang-related criminal arrests, including 796 members of the notorious MS-13 gang. They also seized 2,370 pounds of fentanyl, along with thousands of pounds of other dangerous drugs.

Declaring yourself an activist does not place you above the law, and people are certainly not martyrs when the judicial system punishes them for committing reckless criminal acts, such as driving intoxicated. Deporting criminal aliens such as Pablos is not only just, but it protects Americans by removing a repeat DUI offender off the streets, 54,630 of them in Fiscal Year 2018. It also provides more opportunity for the federal government to admit someone into the country who is actually willing to respect and abide by the rule of law.

For a green card holder, residing in the United States is a privilege, not a right. It is not a ludicrous idea to expect noncitizens to respect and adhere to the laws of this country as a basic requirement to stay here.

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Casey joined FAIR in 2018. He assists the research team with projects and writes for FAIR’S website. He previously spent a year working in journalism in Washington, D.C. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.A. in Journalism in 2017.


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    Too bad these people don’t have the guts to fight for changes to their home countries. Just imagine how much better the world could be if they’d do their social justice crusading in the countries needing it. But no, they come here to force the failed culture of their home countries on to us. Send her home with copies of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, along with plenty of birth control so her government can stop shoving it’s excess people down our throats.

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    Within a year she will be back. Until we remove ALL incentive to illegal aliens to come here the tsunami will continue. Perhaps not quite as fast but it WILL continue.
    For the most part our corrupt, spineless elected officials in BOTH political parties will never do this, both want illegals here for various reasons. IF we ever get the entire wall which is highly doubtful, it will slow them down but not stop them. That part is up to American citizens.

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    The Mexican constitution explicitly forbids foreigners, meaning non citizens, even those there legally, from participating in their political affairs in any way. It’s a one way ticket out. They will of course protest vehemently about the “rights” of their citizens illegally in this country. Another case of don’t do as I do, do as I say.

    Trump should just say, you won’t give me a wall. As commander in chief he can order the armed forces to the border to protect it from invasions. Posse Comitatus Act? No, that says the armed forces can’t participate in ordinary police duties on a local level. Nothing in it suggests we cannot protect our border.

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    A recent Saturday Night Live skit making fun of Trump had a good time making fun of Trump’s immigration policies including the evil “Wall” among other things Trump related. They seem to think that there is a magic printing press in DC that can just pay to lavish free benefits on every one of the 7 billion people on the planet who sets foot here, even though Social Security and Medicare are projected to go insolvent X number of years from now and we already have a large homeless population, millions of children of Americans already live in poverty, etc.

    But Bernie Sanders is very popular with the cast and audience on Saturday Night Live, Mr. let’s have open borders plus “free” college and Medicare for everyone. Just turn on the magic printing press in DC and presto! Everyone in the US and everyone on the planet who can set foot here gets everything that they want! Yay!