July 17 2015
BREAKING: Nan-Hui released from immigration detention! Read the full statement at the link.
May 20 2015
Thank you to everyone who has continued to support Nan-Hui through this hard time. She has been in Yuba County Jail for almost a month already and has been getting your letters again.
Her criminal attorney recently filed a writ of habeas corpus to the California Supreme Court for her case. Last Monday, Nan-Hui was able to attend a family court hearing which approved supervised phone calls for her and her daughter. Supervised phone calls will likely begin this week. We are simultaneously excited and heavy-hearted with Nan-Hui, who will finally hear her daughter’s voice after almost ten long months.
Upon being taken into ICE custody, Nan-Hui has been doing all she can to keep her spirits up and her mind strong. Her immigration legal team is hard at work behind the scenes to get her released on low bond and fight potential deportation. Our organizing team is also in the midst of strategizing and planning. We will keep all of Nan-Hui’s supporters updated on what comes next and how everyone can help out.
In the meantime – please keep donating and writing! Your donations are critical right now – supervised phone calls will cost hundreds of dollars, the criminal appeals process will cost thousands, and if she is released on bond, that could range between a few thousand dollars to ten thousand dollars.
Thank you all,
Stand With Nan-Hui organizers
April 28 2015
Nan-Hui is now in ICE custody and faces the serious possibility of deportation.
In March, Nan-Hui Jo was convicted on charges of ‘child abduction.’ Yesterday, Nan-Hui’s conviction was lowered from a felony to a misdemeanor, and she was sentenced her to three years of probation and 175 days in county jail. Having spent over 9 months incarcerated during trial proceedings, Nan-Hui’s jail time was counted as “time served,” and she was eligible for release. Supporters greeted her upon her release from Yolo County jail, but Nan-Hui was immediately taken into Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody and transferred to Yuba County Jail, which also functions as an immigration detention center. She is still awaiting processing from Sacramento ICE and faces the possibility of indefinite detention and/or deportation.
April 1 2015
On March 3rd, Nan-Hui was found guilty of child abduction. Renowned criminal defense attorney, Dennis Riordan, joined Nan-Hui’s legal defense team on April 1st. He will be representing her in future criminal court proceedings. Her sentencing has now been postponed to April 28th.
The judge, who has the discretion to determine her sentence, is reviewing the case and will announce Nan-Hui’s sentencing on Tues., April 28th @ 1:30pm at the Yolo County Superior Court.
Join us to pack the courtroom for the April 28th sentencing! Packing the courtroom is a powerful show of solidarity that sends a strong message to Nan-Hui, the judge, and the district attorney’s office that we are continuing to support her and keep a close eye on court proceedings.
Previous court watch updates can be found here.