‘It’s our last hope’: Maine man deported to Cambodia seeks gubernatorial pardon

Some advocates see executive clemency as a political tool to protest federal immigration priorities, but legal experts say it might not be enough to bring Chamroeun Pheng home.

Chamroeun Pheng waited to greet his wife at the airport in Cambodia’s capital city early this month.

The couple spent two weeks visiting historic temples and snapping selfies and picking out gifts for family members. They had married at Portland City Hall six months prior, and they wanted the trip to feel like a honeymoon.

But when it was time for Melissa Pheng to go home to Maine last weekend, her husband could not go with her.

In full: https://www.pressherald.com/2019/09/29/its-our-last-hope-local-man-deported-to-cambodia-seeks-gubernatorial-pardon/

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