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Thursday, March 8, 2018

NLIRH Demands Release of Organizer Alejandra Pablos

Press Release
New York

Steven A. Toledo: Phone: (718) 344-3911: Email:


NLIRH Demands Release of Organizer Alejandra Pablos


Washington, D.C. —  Activist and National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) field coordinator Alejandra Pablos had a mandatory check in with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Tucson, Arizona yesterday morning.  ICE has taken her into custody and she is being held in detention without a bond hearing. Margie Del Castillo, Director of Field and Advocacy for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), issued the following statement:


“Our hermana en la lucha and poderosa Alejandra was detained in Arizona earlier this morning by ICE. Alejandra is a powerful immigrant and reproductive justice organizer who has done incredible work for the Latinx community in Arizona, Virginia and beyond. Right now, we are asking you to join us in supporting Alejandra so that we can bring her home. NLIRH will continue to fight so that our community can live with dignity and without fear of deportation.”


Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director of NLIRH added, “On behalf of the whole NLIRH family, we are enraged about the injustice that Alejandra has faced, and are undeterred in the fight for her release. We recognize that Alejandra’s situation is emblematic of a trend of the Trump administration’s relentless targeting of outspoken immigrant justice leaders. NLIRH will continue to fight for a world where all Latinxs can live with dignity, autonomy, and self-determination without fear of the injustice and inhumane practices of detention or deportation. We are so grateful for Mijente’s leadership and support in elevating Alejandra’s case, and ask everyone to share her story and take action in support of her freedom.”


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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is the only national reproductive justice organization dedicated to building Latina power to advance health, dignity, and justice for 28 million Latinas, their families, and communities in the United States through leadership development, community mobilization, policy advocacy, and strategic communications.