AURORA, Colo. — The Latest on a Cuban immigrant released from a detention facility in Colorado (all times local):

6:15 p.m.

Federal immigration officials say they will not pursue a Cuban immigrant who was mistakenly released early from prison, sent back and then released again.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a statement Monday night saying the agency will abide by an immigration judge’s decision to terminate the deportation proceedings involving Rene Lima-Marin.

He was released from an immigration detention facility in suburban Denver on Monday after the federal government lost its immigration board appeal to keep deportation proceedings going against him.

Lima-Marin, who was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, started a family after he was mistakenly paroled in 2008. He returned to prison after authorities discovered their mistake six years later.

Last year a judge ordered him released, but he was then arrested by immigration officials.


2:30 p.m.

A Cuban immigrant who was pardoned by Colorado’s governor after he was ordered released from prison only to be arrested by immigration authorities is free again.

A smiling Rene Lima-Marin walked out of an immigration detention center in suburban Denver Monday. His lawyer, wife, father and a niece and nephew were there to greet him.

He was ordered released after the federal government lost its immigration board appeal to keep deportation proceedings going against him.

A lawyer at the firm representing him, Leah Rosenberg, said the government could still appeal to the Denver federal appeals court but Lima-Marin could remain free as it was considered.

Lima-Marin, who was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, started a family after he was mistakenly paroled in 2008. He returned to prison after authorities discovered their mistake six years later. Last year a judge ordered him released but he was then arrested by immigration officials.

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2:10 p.m.

Deportation proceedings have been stopped against a Cuban immigrant who was pardoned by Colorado’s governor after he was mistakenly released early from prison, sent back and then released again.

Lawyers expect Rene Lima-Marin to be released from a suburban Denver immigration detention center Monday after the government lost its immigration board appeal to keep proceedings going.

One of his lawyers, Leah Rosenberg, said the government could still appeal to the Denver federal appeals court but Lima-Marin could remain free as it was considered.

Lima-Marin, who was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, started a family after he was mistakenly paroled in 2008. He returned to prison after authorities discovered their mistake six years later. Last year a judge ordered him released but he was then arrested by immigration officials.