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Southeast Asian refugees protest deportation at the capitol

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Posted at 4:43 PM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 19:43:15-05

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