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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:30 PM

UN experts concerned about deportation of US activists

Source: Associated Press


Gene Johnson, Associated Press
Updated 5:16 pm, Wednesday, February 14, 2018

SEATTLE (AP) United Nations human rights experts Wednesday called on the U.S. to protect immigrant rights activists from deportation, saying they're concerned about a pattern of intimidation and retaliation.

The Geneva-based U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said in a statement that deportation proceedings against Seattle-area activist Maru Mora-Villalpando appeared to be in retaliation for her political work.

"Giving people notice of deportation proceedings appears to be a part of an increasing pattern of intimidation and retaliation against people defending migrants' rights in the US," the statement said. They said people working too protect migrants' rights must not be silenced.

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Mora-Villalpando, a Mexico native and longtime activist for immigrants held at the privately run Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, has been in the U.S. continuously since 1996. She says she received notice in December to appear in immigration court, even though she has never had any interaction with law enforcement that might trigger deportation proceedings.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/UN-experts-concerned-about-deportation-of-US-12614219.php

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Thu Feb 15, 2018, 07:32 AM

1. ICE "repeatedly denied any retaliation"

Mere coincidence!
Sounds too much like "no collusion".

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