The Trump Administration Is About To Deport Nearly 50 Cambodian Immigrants. Attorneys And Activists Are Trying To Stop It.

A plane of detained Cambodian immigrants is set to take off from the US Monday in what attorneys believe is the largest deportation flight to Phnom Penh under the Trump administration.

More than 40 Cambodian immigrants are set to be flown out of the United States on Monday in what attorneys believe is the largest deportation flight of Cambodian immigrants under the Trump administration.

The Omni Air International flight carrying 46 Cambodians is set to leave from El Paso, Texas, to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, one of several repatriation flights taking immigrants back to a country many left as young children, Kevin Lo, a staff attorney for Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, told BuzzFeed News.

“Instead of taking 12 to 20 a year, we’re talking about 50 to 100 every time [U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement] detains Cambodians,” Lo said.

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