Family members, advocates and supporters gathered Friday at the state Capitol in Sacramento to urge Gov. Gavin Newsom to stop the deportation of Cambodian refugees with criminal convictions living in California.
The coalition delivered a petition with 40,000 signatures to the governor’s office, asking for Newsom to pardon Saman Pho, who is being held by federal authorities, and to grant parole to Tith Ton, in an effort to prevent him from being transferred to immigration officials.
They are hopeful that the governor’s actions could prevent them and other Cambodians from being swept up in the Trump administration’s recent efforts to deport thousands of undocumented immigrants from being deported.
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