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release.a Judge: Lima-Marin and Deportation

release.a judge: Rene Lima-Marin, who was targeted for deportation after being pardoned by Colorado's governor for an armed robbery for which he spent two different stints in prison, is no longer behind bars.A smiling Lima-Marin walked out of an immigration detention centre in suburban Denver on Monday after winning his deportation case, according to Metro News. His lawyer, wife, father and a niece and nephew were there to greet him. A Cuban immigrant's long quest for freedom appears over. It's hard to put into words really, but it's wonderful, he said of his release.A judge in October ordered that deportation proceedings against Lima-Marin end and that he be released, but the U.S. Department of Homeland Security appealed that decision.A lawyer at the firm representing him, Leah Rosenberg, was notified Monday that the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals had denied the appeal. Lima-Marin was convicted of armed robbery in 2000 and sentenced to 98 years in prison but mistakenly paroled in 2008 in prison. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said later Monday the agency was disappointed with the decision but would not pursue Lima-Marin unless other future criminal convictions render him removable. ( As reported in the news.