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November 21, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Chinese student convicted of fatal Des Moines crash deported

Yichun Xu (Washington State Department of Corrections photo) A Chinese national who caused a fatal crash in Des Moines in November 2012 has been deported and is barred from returning to the U.S. for 10 years, according to a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Seattle. Yichun Xu, 21, was released from the state Department of…


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August 1, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Motion filed in immigrant minor deportation case

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A coalition of immigrant-rights advocacy groups is asking a federal court to block upcoming deportation proceedings against several minors unless they have proper legal representation. The preliminary injunction motion was filed Thursday night by several groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council and Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. The groups, which…


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July 3, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Backpacker jailed in Tacoma for missing travel visa deadline

The Associated Press TACOMA, Wash. — A man from Uruguay who spent six months backpacking around the United States is jailed for over-extending his visit by 30 minutes. Diego Simonassi was trying to enter Canada on his last day on June 14 when he was turned back at the Peace Arch crossing because he didn’t have a…


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May 15, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Paroled Wah Mee Massacre participant deported to Hong Kong

Tony Ng Wai Chiu “Tony” Ng, who 31 years ago participated in the worst mass killing in Seattle history, has been deported to Hong Kong following his parole from prison, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Ng came to the U.S. in 1970 from Hong Kong to find work and eventually fell in…


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