Ok 2010 December : EddyZheng.com

裔向加州州长提特赦申请 征集签名获近千人支

from singtao.com

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郑小飞27日下午在他服务的“小区青年中心”内查看签名数字时说,他感到很意外,只有短短的两天,他透过网络就收集到949个支持签名。他原定的目标只有1000个签名,小区的热烈反应为他带来莫大的鼓舞,显示许多人支持他留在美国服务。

Convict Turned Youth Counselor Fights Deportation

by ktvu.com

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“My work is here; my career. Everything that I invested in prison is here. So I want to make a difference in the community,” Zheng said.

Several prominent politicians and community leaders have joined in a petition drive to urge Governor Schwarzenegger pardon Zheng as one of his final acts before leaving office.

“I deserve a chance to be able to utilize the skills I have to stay in the United States with my family and to continue to service the community,” Zheng said.

Letters to Washington

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Pardon Me!

Pardon Eddy Zheng!

 

Eddy is an asset to the community. His teenage years in Oakland, and his incarceration experience have enabled him to conduct effective outreach and intervention strategies for youth, many of whom who are at-risk for entering the criminal justice system.

After serving over 20 years behind bars for a robbery he committed at age 16, Chinese American community leader Eddy Zheng now faces deportation to China, a huge loss to the Bay Area community. Released from prison in 2007, Eddy has dedicated his life to preventing youth violence and delinquency through his work at the Community Youth Center, Community Response Network, and many other SF Bay Area programs and organizations. Flawed immigration laws make Eddy deportable to China, although Eddy has already served his sentence and was found suitable to re-enter society by Governor Schwarzenegger himself.

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Meet Eddy Zheng

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