FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2015
Contact: Yang Chen, Executive Director
NEW YORK – February 12, 2015 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that Kin W. Ng has been promoted to Chief of the Immigration Fraud Unit in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, formed in 2014 by District Attorney Ken Thompson. Chosen for his expertise and unique understanding of the immigrant experience, Kin’s leadership of the Immigration Fraud Unit aims to strengthen the mission of dedicating resources to under-reported and difficult-to-prosecute crimes in the immigrant community.
Since joining the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in 1991, Kin has tried a full range of serious cases including rapes, robberies, felony drug sales, and homicides. His roles have included Deputy Bureau Chief in the Early Case Assessment Bureau, Bureau Chief in the Domestic Violence Bureau, Director of Training for more than 500 Assistant District Attorneys (2007-2013), and most recently, Deputy Bureau Chief for Felony Trials in the Orange Trial Zone.
After emigrating from Hong Kong as a child, Kin has maintained strong ties with the Asian American community in Brooklyn and New York City, understanding firsthand the experience of many immigrants. Not only has Kin lectured before various government agencies and community-based organizations on a wide range of topics related to the criminal justice system, he also works regularly with local and foreign media to educate and raise awareness in the immigrant community. Kin is an active member of AABANY, as well as founder and former Chair of AABANY’s Prosecutors’ Committee, representing the interests of New York-area Asian American prosecutors. He co-founded the National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors’ Association (“NAPIPA”) in 2011, and currently serves on NAPIPA’s National Executive Board and as President of its New York Regional Chapter.
“Kings County is home to a diverse population of immigrants, including many from Asia. Immigration fraud plagues our immigrant communities all across New York City, and AABANY commends District Attorney Thompson for appointing Kin Ng to the important position of Chief of the Immigration Fraud Unit,” says AABANY Executive Director Yang Chen. “With Kin leading the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in combatting immigration fraud, we anticipate that victims of notarios, unscrupulous lawyers and pseudo-lawyers, will have someone in the District Attorney’s office looking out for them. Kin’s dedication to the community is well-known and well-established. We congratulate Kin on this well-deserved appointment, and AABANY looks forward to working with him and the District Attorney’s office to protect members of the community against immigration fraud.”
For more information, please contact Yang Chen, AABANY Executive Director, at (718) 228-7206, or direct any inquiries to[email protected].
The Asian American Bar Association of New York is a professional membership organization of attorneys concerned with issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community. Incorporated in 1989, AABANY seeks not only to encourage the professional growth of its members but also to advocate for the Asian Pacific American community as a whole. AABANY is the New York regional affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).
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