She is also a well-known immigration- and reproductive-rights activist, but 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 and will “fight for her right to stay here.”
Many people wonder what “right” Pablos is talking about. There is no “right” to stay in a country where you have no legal standing.
Pablos, 33, became a green card holder, but claims is she goes back to Mexico, they’ll torture her.
“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 claimed.
Again, many people wonder who the “our” is she’s talking about.
Pablos’ immigration status was jeopardized after a series of criminal convictions over a five year span. From 2005 to 2010, she was convicted of a DUI, endangerment, aggravated DUI and solicitation to possess a dangerous drug.
The criminal claimed that she ‘regrets’ those decisions and wished she could “take it all back.”
She served two years in a detention center in Eloy, but the judge wasn’t buying her story.
O’Leary said, “For right now, her past haunts her.” He decided that Pablos has not reformed and her criminal record is “deserved,” O’Leary said.
The judge denied her asylum claim “as well as her request made under an international convention against torture.”
“O’Leary said activists for reproductive rights in Mexico are not an established group in need of protection under the asylum statute.”
Pablos was recently arrested in January during a protest at a U.S. Department of Homeland Security building in Virginia, however, the charges were dismissed.
“Two months later, Pablos was detained during a routine check-in with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Pablos was detained at an immigration detention center in Eloy for 43 days.”
When blaming ICE for doing their job, the agency responded, ICE “does not target unlawfully present aliens for arrest based on advocacy positions they hold or in retaliation for critical comments they make,” according to Pitts O’Keefe.
“Any suggestion to the contrary is irresponsible, speculative and inaccurate,” she said.
Many people argue that this sort of ‘deserve to be here’ attitude was fostered by the former administration and is now encouraged by the left. They say that criminals, who get here by illegal means should not be permitted to stay, regardless of what they think their “rights” are.