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A federal court ruling could have broader implications for other groups facing final orders of removal, one expert says.
Sok Loeun, a Cambodian refugee, had self-deported due to what advocates call a “failure at every level.”
“We expect ICE to conduct nationwide raids on this community again in the near future,” one expert said.
“We are simply asking that Governor Newsom not assist ICE in deporting Tith,” said one advocate working with the man's family.
Philya Thach, who is of Cambodian descent but was born in Vietnam, was detained earlier this month in the most recent round of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids on the Southeast Asian community.
The number of Cambodian nationals deported over the past two fiscal years has seen a 279 percent increase, according to ICE, which said the majority were criminals.
Third-world poverty pushes Cambodian women to sell their hair, feeding American demands for first-world vanity.
On April 13, 1975 Cambodia was filled with feelings of hope and new beginnings as it celebrated its New Year; however, four days later, a darkness fell throughout Cambodia as the Khmer Rouge took control of the country.
Ex-California Gov. Jerry Brown granted more than 1,000 pardons, several of them to Cambodian refugees facing deportation after criminal convictions.
At least four Cambodian refugees in the San Francisco Bay Area were detained on March 13 during an immigration check-in.
NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit reviewed IRS tax forms filed by The Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF) and found the non-profit received $7,065,675 in contributions and spent close to $4,953,630 between 2013 and 2016.
Five years after he was deported to Cambodia, Veasna Meth is expected to return home to California on Wednesday, becoming what advocates say will be the second Cambodian deportee to return to the United States.
A record 126 Cambodian refugees were deported from the U.S. in 2018. Now they must adjust to living in a country many of them hadn't seen in decades.
A Coos Bay man who started an unlicensed orphanage in Cambodia where he "systematically and repeatedly molested children" will spend the rest of his life in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney for Oregon says.
The temporary restraining order, granted Thursday, requires federal officials to give two-weeks written notice before re-detaining some Cambodian nationals.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has pardoned five refugees from Cambodia and another immigrant from Honduras who faced the possibility of deportation because of their criminal convictions.
The governors of Washington and California have employed pardons to stop long-term resident refugees from being deported to a homeland they don't remember.
“To really have democracy and fair elections in Cambodia, if I don’t continue, who will do it if I don’t do it?”
As of December 2017, there were more than 1,900 Cambodian nationals with final orders of removal residing in the United States, according to an ICE spokesman.
After fleeing the genocidal Khmer Rouge, Cambodian refugees living in the U.S. are being deported back to to the country.