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Defying Trump again, Jerry Brown pardons immigrants about to be deported

• By Christopher Cadelago And Anita Chabr

Brown, pairing his state's combative approach to federal immigration authorities with his belief in the power of redemption, characterized the pardons as acts of mercy.

The Democratic governor moved as federal officials in recent months have detained and deported immigrants with felony convictions that resulted in the loss of their legal residency status, including many with nonviolent offenses that occurred years ago.

With the pardons, the reason for applicants' deportations may be eliminated, said attorney Kevin Lo of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, which represented some of the men in a recent class-action lawsuit.


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Comment by Ed Price
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This whole thing is kinda irrelevant. Why? Because any alien who wanted to take it to court using the 6th or 7th amendments, could get a jury trial for it. Government could be overruled in a jury trial. Neither Trump or Brown would have anything to do with it. When English Europeans came to America, the Indians lost. They didn't have jury trial. But the English did.

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