Deportation of Cambodian refugees in the U.S. devastates community

After fleeing the genocidal Khmer Rouge, Cambodian refugees living in the U.S. are being deported back to to the country.

Sothy Kum learned that he was being deported to Cambodia an hour before he boarded the bus that took him from an immigration detention center to an airport in El Paso, Texas, he said.

The 43-year-old didn’t have time to call his wife or change clothes beforehand, he added, and after more than 20 hours of travel, arrived in a country his family fled when he was about 2.

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