Immigrant mom’s arrest spurs demonstrations
Members of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health protest outside the Memorial Hermann hospital in west Houston after the arrest earlier this month of Blanca Borrego at Northeast Women’s Healthcare, a clinic affiliated with Memorial Hermann, in Atascocita.
A few dozen people, mostly women, protested Saturday on behalf of the Mexican immigrant who was arrested at her Kingwood-area doctor’s office for using a fake identification card.
Holding signs that said “Texas Latinas are Watching” or “Texas Latinas Speaking Up,” the group alternated between chants and short speeches in Spanish and English in support of Blanca Borrego, who was arrested earlier this month during a routine visit with a gynecologist she had been seeing for more than a year. The 44-year-old mother of three was taken into custody from the exam room as she awaited her appointment.
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