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Friday, April 14, 2017

CAPITOL FAX: “Big drug dealer” or damaged veteran in dire need of a break?

Very interesting this green card holder is involved with drugs and yet is an Afghan War veteran. He's being targeted for deportation due to his drug conviction and his lawyers are asking for a pardon from Gov. Bruce Rauner. Funny rub is that the Cook County State's Attorney - who is of course a Democrat - opposes this petition.

As Rich Miller puts it: "The Cook County State’s Attorney, who’s about as far from a Trump-loving, immigrant-bashing politico as you can get, opposes clemency."

Of course I recognize that his deportation hearings and his request for clemency are two separate proceedings. He could be pardoned and still get deported or not pardoned and become a citizen although in a corrections facility.