The crimes committed range from gang participation, murder for hire, drugs, and forgery charges, but liberals make themselves feel better by excusing the act by saying the criminals had ‘served their time.’
They served their time here in the United States, being taken care of by the taxpayer and now they are slated for deportation, but Newsom’s move was designed to undercut the process by erasing the criminal background.
Most people argue that regardless of the pardons, these thug losers should be shipped back to Cambodia where they belong.
The liberal LA Times reported:
Newsom took another shot at Trump just hours before announcing the pardons while speaking to members of Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Assn., a national nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization based in Sacramento.
Newsom compared Trump to the anti-immigrant “demagogues” in San Francisco who championed the federal Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 — the nation’s first immigration ban on a specific group of people.
“I’m constantly trying to understand the moment we’re living in, the xenophobia, the nativism that marks the populism of this moment,” Newsom said. “Any of us who are students of history know that it’s not without precedent. It’s not novel. It’s hardly new. It’s very familiar.”
One of the Cambodian refugees pardoned by Newsom, Hay Hov of Oakland, was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in March. He has since been released.
Hov, a naturalized citizen who arrived in the United States in 1985 as a legal refugee when he was 6, was convicted of solicitation to commit murder and participation in a criminal street gang in 2001, when he was 21, according to the Newsom administration.
The other refugee, Kang Hen of San Francisco, like Hov, fled to the Bay Area with his family to escape the Cambodian genocide in the 1980s. Hen was convicted of grand theft in 1994 when he was 18. Hen, who has a 4-year-old son and partner with kidney and heart problems, was taken into custody by ICE in April.
Both Hov and Hen are being processed for deportation to Cambodia. The pardons do not automatically end a deportation effort, but remove the underlying criminal offense that triggered the federal removal actions.
“By granting these pardons to people who are transforming their lives, the Governor is seeking to remove barriers to employment and public service, restore civic rights and responsibilities and prevent unjust collateral consequences of conviction,” the governor’s office said in a statement released Monday afternoon.
This is typical liberal double speak. These people were in jail and have no desire to ‘reform’ their lives. There’s NOTHING unjust about putting criminals behind bars and then kicking them out of a country where they are guests.