LINCOLN, Nebraska. – A Vietnamese-Canadian immigrant, a free man convicted on drug charges, finds himself in the middle of federal test of wills.
Lincoln Federal Judge, Richard Kopf has ordered that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials not to take Cuong Ngo into custody. Ngo has been convicted and sentenced to time served in a marijuana conspiracy case.
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Martin Klein said Ngo was paroled into the U.S. for the case and has no basis for remaining here now.
He asked Kopf to reconsider his order that ICE not take Ngo into custody “and allow ICE to execute its duties.”