A man mistakenly targeted for deportation in 2015 — which led him to move to Cambodia — returned home Wednesday, reuniting with dozens of family members and supporters at San Francisco International Airport.
Even he didn’t know until November that he was a U.S. citizen.
About 75 people spread out across the international terminal in the evening, many from Fresno, where he’s from. They danced to traditional Cambodian music, sang and passed around donuts to welcome Sok Loeun, 35, who left the country voluntarily five years ago after he said immigration agents threatened to deport him. Loeun, who was brought to the U.S. at 1 year old, had no idea he’d been a citizen since he was 12.