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For Phann Pheach, Oct. 5 was supposed to be a day like any other. He was headed to work at a Southern California manufacturing company when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents pulled him over and arrested him.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sent more than 40 Cambodians, many of whom were refugees, back to Cambodia this week.
Cambodia’s forests are quietly and rapidly disappearing. As the impoverished country slides deeper into political crisis, corrupt elites continue to siphon off its natural resources through a criminal network in which state officials and Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cronies are allegedly complicit.