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Judge orders ICE to decide rescue mission cook's status

February 25, 2019 07:30 PM

A federal judge says ICE needs to settle the status of a detained a Capital City Rescue Mission cook from Albany.

Kinimo Ngoran has been locked up inside a detention center in Batavia for over a month now, after he was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

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At a hearing Monday in Rochester, the judge said Ngoran, "seems to be caught in an administrative boondoggle." He ordered ICE to decide Ngoran’s status by next week or else he will adjudicate the matter.

Ngoran came to this country illegally more than a decade ago -- and has been trying to obtain legal permanent resident status since.

A team of lawyers, friends and relatives of Ngoran were at the U.S. Courthouse for his hearing.

Two weeks ago, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple tweeted to President Trump looking for his help. The president has not responded to Sheriff Apple's tweet.

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