MIAMI - FEBRUARY 02: A judges gavel rests on top of a desk in the courtroom of the newly opened Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum February 3, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The museum is located in the only known structure in the nation that was designed, devoted to and operated as a separate station house and municipal court for African-Americans. In September 1944, the first black patrolmen were sworn in as emergency policemen to enforce the law in what was then called the "Central Negro District." The precinct building opened in May 1950 to provide a station house for the black policemen and a courtroom for black judges in which to adjudicate black defendants. The building operated from 1950 until its closing in 1963. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Asian American advocated gathered at the State Capitol this morning to protest the incarceration and deportation of Southeast Asian refugees.
The group is calling on the Supreme Court to justify a recent decision that blocked former Governor Jerry Brown from issuing pardons to several individuals. They say a newly signed California law would have helped prevent the deportation of refugees.
Under the law, pardons do not eliminate a deportation order for a refugee or illegal immigrant, but it can reopen deportation proceedings for those who
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