Illegal alien who overstayed her VISA says she’s now targeted by ICE because of her political activism

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Illegal alien Maru Mora Villalpando/LinkedIn photo

Maybe the fact is that since you overstayed your VISA and advertised you have been here illegally for 22 years has something to do with it. Just a thought.

When I lived/studied in Mexico City I never overstayed my VISA. Not ONCE. What makes you believe you have the right to do so in the USA?

Here’s another thought, too: This illegal alien, having lived in the USA for 22 years, could lead by example and apply for US citizenship.

From Seattle Times: An immigrant-rights advocate targeted for deportation first came to the attention of authorities because she discussed her unlawful status in the country in an interview with a monthly newspaper last year, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official wrote in a newly released document.

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.

“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. “This is a pattern of behavior which ICE is developing now under this administration.”

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 has been in the U.S. continuously since 1996 after overstaying a visa.

She first came out publicly as a 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 center. She was not arrested, however, and did not receive a notice to appear in immigration court until last December.

She remains out of custody and continues to advocate for the detainees, such as by promoting those engaging in hunger strikes to protest conditions at the facility.

Pro-immigration advocates around the country have accused ICE of retaliation by deportation, pointing to cases like that of Eliseo Jurado, the husband of an immigrant activist in Boulder, Colorado, who sought sanctuary from deportation in a church.

Ravi Ragbir, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago who leads the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, is facing deportation after being arrested Jan. 11 during a routine check-in with immigration officials.

Earlier this month, United Nations human-rights experts called on the U.S. to protect Mora-Villalpando and other activists from deportation, saying advocates for migrants’ rights must not be silenced.

ICE has repeatedly denied any political motives and called such allegations “irresponsible, speculative and inaccurate.” In an emailed statement, spokeswoman Lori Haley said Monday that “target information is based on intelligence-driven leads,” which may include publicly available information.

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement does not target unlawfully present aliens for arrest based on advocacy positions they hold or in retaliation for critical comments they make,” the statement said.

Mora-Villalpando and her lawyer tried to obtain a standard ICE form explaining the reasons she was being placed in removal proceedings, but the agency ignored her public-records request, she said.

Mora-Villalpando said she finally received a copy with the help of Washington Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell.

In the form, Black, a deportation officer with ICE in Seattle, wrote that she came to the attention of his office after a monthly newspaper in Whatcom County published an interview with her last June “wherein she stated that she is ‘undocumented.’” The officer wrote that her anti-ICE activism and Latino advocacy “should also be noted.”

The agency declined to make Black available for comment.

“Law enforcement should not be allowed to target anyone in our country for their political activism,” Cantwell said in an emailed statement Monday.

Read the rest of the story here.


39 responses to “Illegal alien who overstayed her VISA says she’s now targeted by ICE because of her political activism

  1. Your “freedom of speech” is worth sh|t if you are in the USA illegally lady. When you violate the law, unless those laws are unconstitutional and then it becomes your duty to oppose them!, your credibility just goes down the gutter. 22 years an illegal? Where does it say, anywhere, that you have any “rights” at all? It’s all “wrongs” lady!

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    • Pat Riot . . . . Bravo! You could not be more on point. I am dismayed by the fact that ILLEGALS have come to think that they have the right, while they are here in this land, after trespassing on our Constitution, and jumping the boarder . . . that they should be allowed to foment further illegal behavior, to give aid and comfort to other illegal persons who are in this land. The fact that we now have so many of these bellicose agitators, by their actions–flipping the rest of us US citizens off!

      Such a good point was made in the article . . . why is it that in 22 years, she never sought to start the process of becoming a naturalized citizen of our country? Which further leads us to wonder, why are there so many of these illegals, who have been here for decades, that just do not attempt to become legal citizens? If these peoples do not wish to give their allegiance to the United States of America . . . . then very plainly, they need to leave, go back to that country which you do feel allegiance to.

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  2. Who cares who you are politically! ICE is after you for breaking the law. I break the law I go to jail so what makes her better than real Americans? The left is painting them as victims think about that for a min. But in reality the American People are the victims, arrest her or throw her out of the country.

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  3. tough shit bitch….Get her out. Now.

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  4. You have to go back! Especially because you’re stupid! We’re overflowing with stupid right now and a few more might just break us.

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    • Youghn . . . . Congratulations! You just brought up an extremely important point. For years now, we have had the influx of other nation’s lowest educated people; we are not getting their educated, talented, extremely productive people. . . we are getting the dregs of their society.

      This very fact proves that President Trump is correct in wishing to stop “chain migration.” As a nation, we do not prosper in continuing this harmful practice. Let’s offer a path to citizenship to those who are educated, and who can earn a living using their abilities, rather than bring in hundred of thousands of people who must be put on the public dole!

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  5. You can’t have your taco and eat it too. Pack your shit and leave.

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  6. Reblogged this on On the Patio and commented:

    Maru Mora Villalpando a self-proclaimed illegal gets all in a snit because she outed herself! What kind of idiotic mindset is working when you put it out on the web that you have been illegal for 22 years and then are amazed that ICE is knocking on your door? Personally I think there should be a stupidity charge added! You can get as indignant as you want from your home country. NOT here!

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    • bzerob . . . . I think that she was astounded that ICE would target her. She felt like she was a folk hero like Caesar Chavez. It is high time that those who foment and agitate, and cause other illegals to do the same–send them home to their own nation. We, the American taxpayers do not want to have to feed and house these people. Let the country of Mexico take care of them (which would never happen in a hundred years.)

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  7. You may be correct in your assertion, but IT DOESN’T MATTER!

    You are still here ILLEGALLY, and what that means is, if you want to remain in that status, you keep a low profile, and don’t cause real citizens any trouble!


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    • Not at all – we don’t want to pay to keep her in prison, with access to all the free legal help, which she will use to the max.

      Kick her out!

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      • JohnK625 . . . . Absolutely, you are correct. We do not want to imprison her, because she would become a ward of the state. With all her free time, she would no doubt, as you have said access . . . “all the free legal help.”

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    • JohnK625 . . . . Now, isn’t that just what a sane person would do! But, no! She feels she is a folk hero, who needs to draw attention to her plight! Hustle her back to Mexico.

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  8. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    For sure, I never over stayed any country that I visited which was many, many. In fact, in Algeria, when we entered, they kept our Passport and returne them the day we were to leave.

    America’s problem is – the U.S. government is lazy and does not do their job to follow up on people who have entered and if they left. In foreign countries – you have to report into the airport if you have a problem and have to over stay your day of departure. Not in America from what is reported – they just don’t care.

    Need more follow up at customs. They worry more about Americans than foreigners.


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    • kommonsentsjane . . . . Thank you for that perspective. I agree, our government has not done their due diligence in seeking out those who have over-stayed their stated time in our country.

      You are definitely correct about the government . . . “They worry more about Americans than foreigners.” This makes me feel that those individuals who are paid to monitor “visitors,” already know that the Federal government almost never fires any employee for incompetence. They just get to receive a pay check and many perks, which they are half ‘steppin’ during their employment.

      I saw where President Trump was going to change that; if individuals got a low performance score, they were eventually going to be terminated. This is how it should be–in all Federal government positions. I understand that previously, everyone would just automatically be given an acceptable score and they would receive merit increases in both position rank, and pay scale. In the private sector, this kind of largesse does not occur . . . it is high time that it be stopped on the Federal level.

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    • now that sounds like borders security Jane! much can be learned from Algeria

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  9. Where would she get the notion that she has any “rights” here? She is a “guest”. A guest who won’t leave. I say, throw her out. End of discussion.

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    • lophatt . . . That is the real kicker! These folks who are here as “guests,” actually believe that they have the same rights as American citizens. This mindset on the part of illegal guests in our country needs to be changed, and the best way is to make a very public display of the deportation proceedings.

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  10. Well…

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  11. some people are so dumb an illegal alien political activist and you say on TV you’re illegal; now you will get a free 9one way ticket back to Mexico…

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  12. Well, it looks like we might have twelve for a jury!

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  13. That’s it? She “supported” immigrants and migrants for 22 years? I don’t buy it, except maybe as incidental to her running transport and cover for Mexican illegals being sheep dipped through the Seattle area. I’m guessing they need to get her out of here in case she starts naming Dem names.

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  14. She neglected to name one positive accomplishment she has done in all those years. The only thing she has to brag about is pushing for more law breaking by assisting other illegals. She is not a good fit, ship her out,

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  15. Get her out of here, FAST. take all her belongings away, she doesn’t have the right to take them with her because she got them illegally, that is fraudulent, and to have the gall to be a political activist, that’s because she wants a free pass and stay here, dump her out some road that she can find the way where she came from, alongside the rest that are here ILLEGALLY.

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  16. It’s getting to the point where I believe some illegals here, even if we gave them a simple, quick, and easy path to citizenship (ala a post-card income tax return), they’d STILL not go through with it, and they’d STILL fight the system and demand legal rights to remain here illegally. And to keep getting benefits. And to keep speaking a foreign language AND demand we communicate with them in their own language. It just goes on.

    It’s apparent they don’t WANT to become legal American citizens; they want to remain foreign nationals of their own home countries, but with the benefits afforded to naturalized American US citizens. Why? Possibly to take us over one day..? Either actually taking property, or just taking over governments…

    “Although the elements of an adverse possession action are different in every jurisdiction, a person claiming adverse possession is usually required to prove non-permissive use of the property that is actual, open and notorious, exclusive, adverse, and continuous for the statutory period.”

    And of course, they could claim “no allegiance to, nor defense of the U.S.A.” Just essentially squatters.

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  17. She’s more than welcome to speak her mind back home in mexico

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  18. I’m so sick of this tail wagging the dog…..and I’m one of the dogs who pays for it all, most times not just with my exhorbatant taxes in Taxifornia, but by being bulllied, slandered, reverse-discriminated against, harrassed, vandalized/ stolen from (including identity theft by a Mexican illegel–more than ONCE), crashed into by uninsured Mexican aliens who flee the scene, affronted by neighbors who fly the Mexican flag in my face—or their children who draw/grafitti the Mexicn flag all over every surface of my school room and on every art project–or who yell aloud every day during the “Pledge of Allegience” that they pledge to the UNITED STATES OF MEXICO…..etc etc)…….This lady is sorta like the kid in my classroom who self-chooses to change his/her seat in order to sit where he/she wishes (usually next to a friend) instead of his/her assigned seat….hoping I will “never notice,” and then proceeds to draw my attention to him/herself by acting out or causing a disturbance. DAH! And then they—-the kid and this lady—-WHINE AND ARGUE ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES and NOTICE of their actions!!!!!! This is a crazy-maker….and the Dems more than anyone else “buy into it” b/c——-they are rewarded by it. Follow the money. Follow the votes…..

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