7 pills, a 20-year fight: A teen’s mistake ends in deportation threats

Lundy Khoy pleaded to Trump for leniency in 2016. An old Virginia law and a sympathetic prosecutor helped end her ordeal.

For nearly two decades, Lundy Khoy lived with the fear of deportation.

Born in a Thai refugee camp after her parents fled genocide in Cambodia, Khoy came to the United States as a toddler, never thinking much about the difference between herself and her two American-born younger siblings.

But a teenage mistake thrust her into the crosshairs of federal laws passed amid an immigration crackdown, leading her to spend half her life looking over her shoulder, striving to prove her worth in the only country she’d ever known.

In full: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/05/01/lundy-khoy-deportation-virginia-law-immigration/

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