U.S. Sen. Edward Markey’s and U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III’s staffs are working with the local Cambodian community as 10 refugees with years-old criminal convictions face deportation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“We need to know more about each one of these individual cases while simultaneously saying it’s just a part of (President Trump’s) pattern of trying to find ways of sending immigrants in our country back to their country of origin,” Markey said Tuesday after an Oxfam refugee roundtable. “My staff is working right now on this issue with the Cambodian community so we can fully understand what’s happening, and then put in place a strategy to protect those people who need protection from the Trump administration.”
Kevin Lam, organizing director of the Asian American Resource Workshop, confirmed Markey’s office is in contact with his group and the Asian Outreach Unit at Greater Boston Legal Services.
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