Cuomo Pardons Seven People Facing Deportation

Washington Times-

Seven people who faced deportation because of crimes committed years ago were pardoned Monday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The seven individuals include a mother of three, a grandfather and a man battling cancer. All seven had minor, non-violent convictions that in some cases date back decades but their criminal records made them targets for deportation, Cuomo said. He said the pardons would make it harder for federal immigration officials to continue deportation proceedings.

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