US Appeals Release Of Immigrant Rene Lima-Marin In Colorado

October 31, 2017
Photo: Rene Lima-Marin sits for a 2014 interview with The Associated PressAP
Rene Lima-Marin sits for a 2014 interview with The Associated Press inside Kit Carson Correctional Center, a privately operated prison in Burlington, Colo.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is appealing an order to end deportation proceedings against a Cuban immigrant in Colorado.

Aaron Elinoff, an attorney for Rene Lima-Marin, said Monday the appeal will delay Lima-Marin's release from federal custody in Aurora.

An immigration judge ordered Lima-Marin's release on Oct. 5 but gave federal authorities 30 days to appeal.

Elinoff says the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals will consider the case. He also said he's seeking his client's release on bond pending the appeal.

Lima-Marin was ordered deported in 2000 after he was sent to prison for robbing two video stores.

This year, he was freed by a judge and pardoned by Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Supporters sought his release because he started a family, held a job and stayed out of trouble during a six-year period in which he was mistakenly paroled.

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