Congressman Adriano Espaillat Statement on Oscar Rivera Lopez

January 17, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY13) issued the following remarks following the White House announcement that President Barack Obama has pardoned Oscar Lopez Rivera:

“I commend President Barack Obama on today’s decision to pardon Oscar Lopez Rivera,” said Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY13). “Mr. Lopez Rivera has spent the last 36 years of his life in federal prison. He has long served his time and upon his release, will now be allowed to return home to be with his family, loved ones and a community that has remained loyal in support and calling for his release.” 

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