A crowd of immigrant advocates, organizers and Southeast Asian community members began gathering in Burlington around 8:30 Thursday morning, ready to support families who were reporting in to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Last month, the agency sent letters to Cambodians living in Massachusetts, primarily in Lowell, Lynn and Worcester.
These letters, sent to at least 10 Cambodian residents, told individuals with final orders of removal they would be taken into custody Thursday and the deportation process would begin.
For 22-year-old Jassyran Kim, whose father received one of those letters, it was her worst nightmare come true.
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