At least 20 people in California have been served notices to report to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to begin the deportation process, according to Ny Nourn, a San Francisco-based community advocate with the Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus.
With news of dozens of Cambodian nationals deported to their home country earlier this week, advocates locally have been warning community members of planned ICE raids in the coming weeks.
Borey Ai, who grew up in Stockton, spent years in prison and is now asking Gov. Jerry Brown to wipe away his criminal conviction and likely prevent his deportation.
A federal judge has granted class action status to a lawsuit involving roughly 1,900 Cambodian refugees nationwide who were detained by immigration officials last fall and now face deportation, a case that stemmed in part from the detention of a Long Beach man.
One week ago on Friday Posda Tuot was enjoying time with his cousin, Long Beach resident Kim Nak Chhoeun (aka Rickie), during a surprise visit from Philadelphia.