Albany County Sheriff tweets President Trump in ICE case

February 14, 2019 04:18 AM

ALBANY – Sheriff Craig Apple likes his social media. So he took to his Twitter account to go right to the top about a Capital Region immigration case. He tweeted to the President of the United States about Kinimo Ngoran.

"He was here, he was working, he was checking in, he was doing everything. No matter how it plays out down the road, he doesn't have to be held in a cell,” Apple said. “He was not trying to avoid the government. He was doing everything ICE asked him to do. And that's my rub."

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Ngoran is a chef at the Capital City Rescue Mission. In late January, he was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, as an illegal. He had been there working and trying for legal, permanent residential status. He was taken to a detention facility in Batavia.

“He's got a wife here, he's not working,” said Apple. “This is how the whole cycle of poverty starts as well. It's unjust."


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