FILE – In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, Maru Mora-Villalpando acknowledges supporters surrounding her at a news conference announcing that the longtime activist for illegal immigrants in the Northwest says she herself is now facing deportation, in Seattle. Human rights experts with the United Nations are calling on the U.S. to protect immigrant rights activists from deportation, saying they’re concerned about “an increasing pattern of intimidation and retaliation against people defending migrants’ rights.” In a statement Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, a Geneva-based group with the U.N.’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said deportation proceedings against Seattle-area activist Mora-Villalpando appeared to be in retaliation for her political work. She will appear at Immigration Court in Seattle, Thursday, March 15, 2018, where she is trying to have the proceedings thrown out. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)