Reformed Asian Immigrant Faces Deportation

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Saw this yesterday morning: Judge Keeps His Word to Immigrant Who Kept His.  This guy Qing Hong Wu confessed to a string of muggings when he was fifteen.  The judge told him to clean up his act.  Wu did, serving three years in the pen and eventually rising to become the vice president of a national company.  But when he applied for U.S. citizenship at the age of 27, and in doing so, ironically, he found out that he was deportable based on the crime he committed more than a decade earlier.

Now the judge who presided over his case is trying to appeal to Gov. Patterson to exonerate him.  Hopefully he will.  If he doesn’t, hopefully Obama will.  There’s no reason to deport a guy who has made amends.

5 thoughts on “Reformed Asian Immigrant Faces Deportation

  1. I would have respected him more if he had skipped the public apology. It’s a personal problem between him and his wife. Everyone else needs to fuck off.

  2. To whom it may concern:

    My name is Jenny Gong, the sister of Qing Hong Wu. I am contacting you to first and foremost thank you for addressing opinion on my brother’s case. I am writing to you for support of my brother’s situation in preventing him from deportation and release from detention.

    The following are ways in which we’d like you to support us:

    1. There is an online public petition which will be sent to the Governor of NY. Will you please sign the online petition to support Qing: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/pardon-qing-wu.html.

    2. You can also help by contacting the Manhattan D.A.’s office at 212-335-9000 and request that he (DA Vance) grant Qing Wu retroactive youthful offender status

    3. Also, if you can, will you please write letters of support to Governor Paterson’ office with a carbon copy to Peter Kiernan, Office of the Counsel to the Governor.

    Governor Paterson

    State Capitol

    Albany, NY 12224

    Peter Kiernan, Esq

    Office of the Counsel to the Governor

    State Capitol

    Albany, NY 12224

    4. Please help us spread the word to sign the online petition and contact the DA’s office as well as the Governor’s office. When you have done so please forward the information to your friends and family. Every call and comment counts for support and help Qing reunite with his family.

    I thank you in advance for your help and support.

    If there is any questions or comments, feel free to email me.

  3. Thanks, Jenny! That’s very useful information. Hopefully people will feel inspired to write those letters and sign the petitions. Please let us know how the progress goes. I’d be particularly interested in how Patterson’s office reacts. It sounds like he should be able to clear this up with just a signature. Hopefully he will.

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