California Governor Pardons 3 Immigrants Facing Deportation

Newsom and his predecessor, fellow Democrat Jerry Brown, have granted several such commutations since Trump took office.

California’s governor announced Friday that he is pardoning three more immigrants facing the possibility they will be deported, continuing a string of such actions that challenge the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigrants who committed crimes.

Gov. Gavin Newsom also commuted the life sentences of two youthful offenders who can now seek parole.

Newsom’s office said the three facing deportation “made bad decisions” while breaking the law as teenagers or young adults, but they served their sentences and transformed their lives. Deporting them now would be “an unjust collateral consequence” harming their families and communities.

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