California Governor Jerry Brown upheld a holiday tradition on Saturday when he pardoned two Cambodian men facing deportation because of criminal convictions. By pardoning the men, Brown continued the war he has waged against the Trump administration’s crackdown on illigal immigrants.
The California governor announced that he would pardon Mony Neth and Rottanak Kong, who would have been deported on Christmas, on the same day that a damning report from The New York Times revealed that President Donald Trump allegedly made derogatory comments about Haitian and Nigerian immigrants in a closed White House meeting. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has issued a statement denying the report, according to CNN.
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Neth and Kong both came to the United States as children, but would have been deported to Cambodia
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