Chef detained by ICE comes home

March 06, 2019 06:08 PM

Kinimo Ngoran is back with his family in the Capital Region after being released by ICE on Tuesday night.

NewsChannel 13 has been following Ngoran's story for the past six weeks while he's been in custody following a routine immigration visit.

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It was an emotional day at the Capital City Rescue Mission as Ngoran walked in on Wednesday afternoon with his wife after weeks of being held in a detention facility and not knowing if he was going to be deported.

There were hugs, cheers and many, many tears as he walked into the Mission. It's a place he's worked as a chef for about a decade.

Ngoran came to this country illegally and has worked to become a citizen for about a decade.

His wife was by his side. She said she got to kiss her husband good night on Tuesday night for the first time in a long while.

WEB EXTRA: Kinimo Ngoran and his wife speak

Ngoran has been released until a decision is made on his application to get a green card through his wife.

Ngoran tearfully thanked his family, his extensive legal team, the Mission's executive director and longtime sponsor Perry Jones, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple and all those who helped him get back home.

Hear what Ngoran had to say by watching the video of Kumi Tucker's story.


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