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The Latest: California governor pardons 5 Cambodian refugees

Associated PressDecember 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on clemency actions by California Gov. Jerry Brown (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

California Gov. Jerry Brown has pardoned five refugees from Cambodia and another immigrant from Honduras who faced the possibility of deportation because of their criminal convictions.

The pardons were among more than 250 clemency decisions announced by the governor on Christmas Eve.

According to Brown's office, the five Cambodians entered the country when they were 5 or younger.

The pardons don't automatically stop deportation proceedings, but they eliminate the state convictions on which federal authorities might base deportation decisions. That gives the men's lawyers strong legal arguments before immigration judges to try to prevent their removal from the country.


4 p.m.

California Gov. Jerry Brown has issued 143 pardons and 131 commutations on Christmas Eve.

Brown has a tradition of granting clemency requests on or near Christian holidays.

Brown has now issued 283 commutations and 1,332 pardons since 2011. That's far more pardons than any California governor since at least the 1940s. He issued 404 pardons and one commutation during his first two terms as governor from 1975-1983.

This is expected to be Brown's last round of clemency action as governor. But he has until he leaves office Jan. 7 to act.

People receiving pardons Monday include Louis Honig, a former state superintendent of public instruction convicted in the 1990s on conflict of interest charges, and two people from Paradise who lost their homes in the recent wildfire.


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Bill H

One can't help but wonder what all the other folks sitting in prison for the same crimes must be thinking right now.

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