Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Obama Pardons Hawaii Woman in Immigration Case

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"One of the 17 individuals pardoned by President Barack Obama today was An Na Peng of Hawaii who was indicted by a grand jury in 1966 for allegedly providing answers to immigrants seeking naturalization.  Peng was employed by a testing facility and was accused of providing answers to examinees and changing incorrect answers on completed exams.  She pleaded not guilty.  At trial Peng was found guilty and was sentenced to two years of probation.  Peng is a native and citizen of China who entered the United States in 1991.  The Board of Immigration Appeals had rejected Peng’s request to waive her deportability based on certain circumstances.  The U.S.