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Mexico City: Maru Mora-Villalpando and Anti-Ice Protests

mexico city: I'm being put in deportation proceedings because of my political stance, because of my media presence, because I've utilized my freedom of speech, the activist, Maru Mora-Villalpando, told reporters during a conference call Monday, according to Metro News. This is a pattern of behaviour which ICE is developing now under this administration. But the official, Timothy Black, also noted her extensive involvement with anti-ICE protests and Latino advocacy programs something her supporters said proves she was targeted for political reasons. Maru Mora-Villalpando, a 47-year-old Mexico City native and activist supporting immigrants who are detained at the privately run Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, has no criminal record. She first came out publicly as person in the U.S. illegally in 2014, when she expected to be arrested and subsequently deported for joining others in blocking a road at the detention centre . She was not arrested, however, and did not receive a notice to appear in immigration court until last December. She has been in the U.S. continuously since 1996 after overstaying a visa. ( As reported in the news.