Returning Cambodia Refugee Spotlights Trump’s Growing Southeast Asia Deportations

Thy Chea was the fourth such refugee to be allowed back into the country since the administration stepped up deportations of Southeast Asians.

A Cambodian refugee who says he was wrongly deported nearly two years ago was reunited with his family in Massachusetts on Wednesday, becoming the fourth such refugee — and first on the East Coast — to be allowed back into the country since the Trump administration stepped up deportations of Southeast Asians.

Thy Chea arrived at Boston’s Logan Airport after successfully petitioning to get his green card reinstated and suing the federal government to allow him to return to the country.

The 50-year-old Lowell resident was welcomed by his family and supporters, who cheered, held signs and handed him flower bouquets as they greeted him at the baggage claim.

In full: https://thediplomat.com/2020/02/returning-cambodia-refugee-spotlights-trumps-growing-southeast-asia-deportations/

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