ICE says it will not pursue Cuban immigrant pardoned by Hickenlooper
Author: Erin Prater - March 27, 2018 - Updated: March 27, 2018
AURORA — Federal immigration officials say they will not pursue a Cuban immigrant who was mistakenly released early from prison, sent back and then released again.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a statement Monday night saying the agency will abide by an immigration judge’s decision to terminate the deportation proceedings involving Rene Lima-Marin.
He was released from an immigration detention facility in suburban Denver on Monday after the federal government lost its immigration board appeal to keep deportation proceedings going against him.
Lima-Marin, who was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, started a family after he was mistakenly paroled in 2008. He returned to prison after authorities discovered their mistake six years later.
Last year a judge ordered him released, but he was then arrested by immigration officials.