“I hope I will get all previous criminal records removed and be issued a green card to continue living in the U.S.,” said Tung Thanh Nguyen, one of the three Vietnamese Americans who were facing federal removal orders, but received pardons from California governor Jerry Brown on November 21. Tung arrived in the U.S. as a refugee when he was just 13. Three years later, he was convicted of murder and robbery after engaging in a hotel fight that ended in the death of another man. He was sentenced to 25 years in jail though he was a minor. While serving his sentence for the 18th year, he risked his life to save 50 people in a prison riot that earned him an early release in 2011 under the Governor Brown’s clemency policy, the Los Angeles Times reported. At that time, Tung thought he would have the opportunity to start a new life. However, he received a deportation order from the U.S. government in October 2011 because he has not yet a naturalized U.S. citizen. He was held in custody for a month awaiting deportation but was released later as per a 2008 bilateral agreement between Vietnam and the… Read full this story
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