Adelante Mujeres requests support for Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, convicted in Forest Grove fatal crash

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Andrea Castillo
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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Oregon Issues
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Adelante Mujeres is requesting additional support for Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, the driver convicted of felony hit-and-run in the Oct. 20 crash that killed two young Forest Grove stepsisters.

...An immigration judge declined to grant her bond last month, a decision that keeps her in custody while her case plays out...

Now leaders of the Forest Grove nonprofit are asking...

1. Request that Kitzhaber pardon her felony convictions...

2. Request that federal legislators intervene ...

"Both letters and calls will be crucial to inspire our elected officials to do the right thing, and to assure them that we will stand behind them should they lend support to Cinthya," Cooke said.

Garcia-Cisneros...had temporary permission to be in the country under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program... The program does not allow for felony and some other convictions.