A Pardon from Arizona Governor is Ale’s Last Chance to Fight Deportation

Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona

After years of fighting her deportation, Alejandra Pablos was ordered deported by an immigration judge in Tucson, Arizona. Now, Alejandra’s only option to stop her deportation is a Governor’s pardon. Join us in demanding that Governor Ducey do the right thing by issuing a pardon for Ale’s 8 year old criminal record, giving her a chance to stay home.

Alejandra has lived and organized in the United States her whole life. As a young person living in Arizona, Alejandra was arrested and convicted of several charges, including Driving Under the Influence and possession of drug paraphernalia, some of which are felonies under state law of Arizona, one of the harshest in the country.

In 2011, after she complied with the orders from the court, she spent 2 years at the Eloy Detention Center in Southern Arizona, lost her residency, and was placed in deportation proceedings. Since Alejandra was released from detention, she has worked to advocate for human and civil rights, dedicating her life to organizing for reproductive rights and the rights of immigrants.

She is an active member of Mijente, a digital and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx movement building and worked as a Field Coordinator for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, where she organized to raise the voices of Latinas in Virginia for policy change at all levels of government on issues that impact their lives, women’s health care, and other social justice issues When Alejandra was detained by ICE back in March, hundreds of thousands of people around the country mobilized to demand her release.

Alejandra was denied Asylum by an immigration judge in Tucson, Arizona, on December 11, 2018. Getting a pardon from the Governor is her last chance to stay in the U.S. with her family and community.

Alejandra has been a staunch advocate for immigration reform and criminal justice reform, and shares America’s vision of seeing our communities thrive. We need more leaders like Alejandra here and not separated from her family and loved ones.

Visit KeepAleFree.org for more information about Alejandra Pablos, follow her activism and fight for permanent protection!

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To: Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona
From: [Your Name]

Dear Arizona Clemency Board and Governor Ducey,

We, the undersigned, submit this petition in support of Miriam Alejandra Pablos Espriu’s application for a gubernatorial pardon of her state criminal record. Ms. Pablos Espriu, or Ale as she is known to many of us is, a nationally recognized human rights activist that has contributed tremendously to the state of Arizona, and the United States.

Ms. Pablos Espriu has lived in the United States since she was a baby. Her immediate family, including her grandmother, mother, and brother, a veteran, are all US Citizens and live in Tucson, AZ. She has deep family and community ties in Arizona and has overwhelming national and local support for her work, and valuable contributions to social justice efforts.

We understand that as a young person, Ms. Pablos Espriu was arrested and convicted of several charges. As a result of these charges, she was placed in deportation proceedings and is at risk of being permanently separated from her family and community.

Since being released from immigration detention in 2013, she has spoke openly about her mistakes, and has demonstrated that she has matured and grown. She has faced the consequences of her actions directly and responsibly. She has changed the course of her life, and in the process has helped all of us build a stronger community dedicated to human rights. She has inspired hundreds of young women to passionately stand up for their rights and has become a strong voice for justice.

We believe that Ms. Pablos Espriu should be allowed to stay with us in the state of Arizona, and that a pardon would provide her with the justice and the second chance she needs to continue building a productive and happy life.

We thank you for reviewing all of our letters of support and ask that you grant Ms. Pablos Espriu a pardon for her criminal record.