Asian American groups set to protest Cambodian deportations

The United States has increased deportations for Cambodian convicts even though many have rebuilt their lives to become productive members of society.

Asian American groups are objecting to the Trump administration’s efforts to step up deportations of Cambodians, as dozens of refugees with criminal convictions are being ordered to report to federal officials next week for removal.

At least 20 people in California have been served notices to report to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to begin the deportation process, according to Ny Nourn, a San Francisco-based community advocate with the Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus. The state is home to the largest population of Cambodians in the United States.

In Massachusetts, the state with the nation’s second largest Cambodian community, at least 10 residents have received them, said Bethany Li, director of Greater Boston Legal Services’ Asian Outreach Unit.

In full: https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2019/0930/Asian-American-groups-set-to-protest-Cambodian-deportations

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