A judge has vacated Chin’s convictions after determining he is a survivor of trafficking. Meaning his convictions have been erased as if they never happened. But ICE is still holding Chin behind bars. We believe the best course of action is pausing contact with the ICE facility for now, as our lawyers generate congressional support for Chin.

Chin wants to pass on the following message to the public: “Thank you so much to everyone who has sent an email to ICE requesting that I be released and to thank you to all of the people who have shared on social media.  I want you all to know how grateful I am for this huge outpouring of support.  Although ICE is refusing to release me right now, I know that this fight is not close to over.”



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