U.S. citizen mistakenly put in deportation proceedings finally returns to America

Sok Loeun, a Cambodian refugee, had self-deported due to what advocates call a “failure at every level.”

A U.S. citizen and former refugee, who was put in deportation proceedings years ago, has finally returned to the country from Cambodia.

Sok Loeun, who had first arrived in the United States legally with refugee status, landed in San Francisco on Wednesday after spending five years in Cambodia.

When Customs and Border Protection started the proceedings in 2015, prompted by an old drug conviction, Loeun had actually been a citizen for almost two decades, unbeknownst to him at the time. When he was threatened with deportation, he self-deported due to what advocates call a “massive” administrative oversight error and a “failure at every level.”

In full: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/u-s-citizen-mistakenly-put-deportation-proceedings-finally-returns-america-n1130001

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