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Obama Pardons Hawaii Woman in Immigration Case

"One of the 17 individuals pardoned by President Barack Obama today was An Na Peng of Hawaii who was indicted by a grand jury in 1966 for allegedly providing answers to immigrants seeking naturalization. Peng was employed by a testing facility and was accused of providing answers to examinees and...

Governors! Seize the Law: A Call to Expand the Use of Pardons to Provide Relief from Deportation

"An obscure provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act ("INA") allows an immigrant convicted of a wide range of crimes that are grounds for deportation to avoid this fate if pardoned by a chief executive. In the current era of expansion of the categories of crimes that constitute...

House Members Call on Obama to Pardon Dreamers

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), Nov. 17, 2016 - "Today, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) in releasing a letter they wrote to President Obama asking him to use his pardon authority to protect DREAMers with DACA (Deferred Action...

Will POTUS Pardon Immigrants?

Prof. Peter L. Markowitz writes: "I wanted to draw your attention to a piece posted today [Jan. 16, 2017] on the Huffington Post by Prof. Stephen Legomsky urging President Obama to use his last few days in office to issue a categorical pardon protecting 100,000-200,000 lawful permanent residents...