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Gov. Brown butt heads with President Trump on immigration
California Governor pardons, two immigrants set for deportation, including one with a felony weapons charge; reaction from Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz.
President Trump took aim at California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday for the pardon of five ex-convicts facing deportation asked whether the inhabitants of the ” Golden State “really want” such a policy would be criminal immigrants.
The President referred to Brown as “Moonbeam,” a nickname that he was starting in the late 1970s, during his first time as Governor for the proposal, a California space academy and, later, the adoption of a plan, and the orbit of a satellite for communication in case of emergency.
“Governor Jerry ‘Moonbeam’ Brown pardoned 5 of criminal illegal aliens, whose crimes include (1) kidnapping, and robbery (2) Bad woman and threatening to beat, a crime with intent to terrorize (3) the use of drugs. This is really what the great people of California want? @FoxNews,” tweeted Trump.
Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown pardoned 5 of criminal illegal aliens, whose crimes include (1) kidnapping, and robbery (2) Bad woman and threatening to beat, a crime with intent to terrorize (3) the use of drugs. This is really what the great people of California want? @FoxNews
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 31. March 2018
The president’s comments, Brown’s-sorry consequences-Friday 56 convicted criminals, two of whom are members of the family fled from the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia four decades ago.
It is the Democrat Governor was the third time in a row, pardon round, in which he intervened on behalf of immigrants facing deportation because of the criminal conditions.
The pardons will not stop deportation proceedings, but to eliminate the state convictions to the Federal authorities in their deportation decisions.
“The pardon offers enormous benefits to immigrants facing deportation,” said Anoop Prasad, an immigration staff attorney at Asian Law Caucus.
Trump’s remarks continue a war of words between him and Brown, who has accused the administration of “essentially a war” with California over the immigration policy.
Brown last year, under the sanctuary of legislation, state and local cooperation with Federal enforcement of immigration laws.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions responded with a justice Department lawsuit seeks expire three state laws for the protection of the inhabitants in the country without documentation.
The pardons included Sokha Chhan, and Phann Pheach, both of which face ruled the deportation to Cambodia, a country that in the 1970s, the genocide of the Khmer Rouge. Chhan was convicted of two counts of misdemeanor domestic violence in 2002, and served 364 days in jail.
Pheach was convicted of possession of drugs and obstructing a police officer in 2005 and served six months in prison. His wife said he is in state custody.
Also Daniel Maher, who was convicted in 1995 of kidnapping, robbery and the offender is in possession of a firearm and served five years in prison, was pardoned. Maher is facing deportation to China.
Chhan, Pheach and Maher hold permanent U.S. residency, but had exhausted all legal options to fight deportation, so that brown’s excuse-for you, your last hope to stay in the US, Prasad said.
“This is a stunning, huge event,” he said.
Also pardoned, while prior to the deportation of Daniel Mena, and Francisco Acevedo Alaniz, however, their home countries were not immediately known. Mena was convicted in 2003 of possession of illegal drugs. Alaniz served five months in prison for a 1997 auto theft conviction.
Brown on Friday also the rates of 14 other commuted, crimes, and convicted.
The Governor is a seminarian, a former Jesuit and traditionally, issues pardons, in the vicinity of the most important Christian holidays. Easter falls on a Sunday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.