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Governor pardons several facing immigration charges

The residents of New York may feel as if it is nearly impossible to keep up with news stories pertaining to U.S. immigration law. Each day, hundreds of stories pepper the headlines with tales of people facing immigration charges. Immigrants and there families may worry that there has been a change they are not aware of, or a remedy available to help them. 

Recently, the governor of New York decided it would be fitting to issue pardons to immigrants that were facing deportation because they had a minor conviction on their record. Current policy states that someone who has not acquired citizenship may be deported if they have a criminal record of any kind. The governor decided to pardon several people in this situation, clearing their criminal history so they may remain in the United States.

The governor felt that many of the crimes the immigrants had been convicted of in the past were surely not serious enough to warrant removal from the country. Many of them are hard working individuals, with families, friends, and homes here. The pardons will allow them to remain in the United States without fear of removal from all they know and love. 

The process of applying for a pardon can be a difficult matter. It takes a lot of paperwork and time. If an immigrant feels as though they might be eligible to apply, they may want to contact and experienced attorney. An attorney may bee able to help people as they attempt to deal with any outstanding immigration charges. 

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