Every few months, scores of Khmer Americans are loaded onto a plane and deported to Cambodia and Laos. Many of these deportees have never set foot in these countries and are unable to communicate with locals.
A new report, “Southeast Asian American Journeys: A National Snapshot of Our Communities” was released Feb. 27, highlighting socioeconomic, housing, immigration, health, and education trends within the Southeast Asian American (SEAA) community in the United States.
“At the heart of the Southeast Asian American refugee community’s 45-year history is a story of survivors, born out of the harrowing escape from war decades ago and continuing through the adversity faced upon US resettlement,” said Quyen Dinh, executive director of Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC).
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