Eddy Zheng Update

February 9, 2006

Eddy has been fighting against deportation for the last year, with support from folks like Yuri Kochiyama, Helen Zia and Rev. Norman Fong, among many, many more.

If you don't understand why all the fuss about this man, who was convicted of kidnapping at the age of 16, served 19 years on a 7-to-life sentence, and has been facing deportation since March 2005, you should learn more about his case - or meet him yourself. Though he was granted parole by the governor - his second time, the first under Gov. Davis who revoked hundreds of parole recommendations - because he is not a citizen (but a greencard holder), he faces deportation to China.

Eddy Zheng's final day of hearing is this Monday, February 13th at 1pm in the San Francisco Immigration Building.

630 Sansome (@ Washington), San Francisco
Courtroom 937
Monday February 13, 1pm
bring ID, no cameras or camera phones

This is a public hearing, and supporters will be allowed inside the courtroom. This is a continuation of last Monday's hearing, which was unexpectedly closed to the public during the morning portion.

This Monday, the immigration judge will hear from about 10 more supporters; Eddy will be in court, too.

Email achaddha [at] gmail.com if you plan on attending.

photo info: March 16th, 2005 hearing at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), SF. Courtesy Malcolm Yeung / www.eddyzheng.com.


Momo Chang

Senior Contributing Editor

Momo Chang is the Content Manager at the Center for Asian American Media, and freelances for magazines, online publications, and weeklies. Her writings focus on Asian American communities, communities of color, and youth culture. She is a former staff writer at the Oakland Tribune. Her stories range from uncovering working conditions in nail salons, to stories about “invisible minorities” like Tongan youth and Iu Mien farmers. She has freelances The New York Times, WIRED, and East Bay Express, among other publications.



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