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    For Some Cambodian Refugees, Deportations And A Return To A Country They Fled

    For Some Cambodian Refugees, Deportations And A Return To A Country They Fled

    December 5, 20176:00 PM ET
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    A man is detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agents early on October 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. John Moore/Getty Images

    In two weeks, 39-year-old Rottanak Kong will board a plane to Cambodia. He'll be accompanied by dozens of other Cambodians with deportation orders.

    Kong — along with many in his situation — has not returned to Cambodia since his family left as a refugees. They fled the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, which killed more than two million people.


    He was detained by U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement in mid-October. More than a decade ago, he was arrested for joyriding and sentenced to a year in prison, according to his lawyer. Because of that arrest, he is being deported.


    "There's a flaw in our system," said Chen Kong-Wick, his sister. "How can you deport someone that came here as a political asylum — as a refugee — and now they're being sent to a country that they know nothing of?"


    More than 70 Cambodians who have been detained by ICE will be sent to Cambodia soon
    , according to immigration advocates.


    Earlier this fall, ICE detained more than a hundred Cambodians while the agency tried to secure the necessary travel documents from Cambodia to deport them. Until recently, it was uncertain whether Cambodia would allow these detainees to repatriate. Cambodia has had a history of not taking many deportees back, making it a "recalcitrant" country. This left many of detainees in a legal limbo waiting in ICE detention centers for a ruling on their deportation.


    For months, legal and immigration organizations tried to fight these round-ups, describing them as some of the "biggest raids" on Cambodians ever.

    A lawsuit filed earlier this year by Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Asian Law Caucus and Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles, argues that ICE shouldn't have detained Kong and others without repatriation orders. The suit also notes that many of the detained Cambodians have lived most of their lives in the U.S.


    "We are looking into this," said Laboni Hoq, the litigation director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles."We still believe that when they rounded people up, [ICE] didn't have reasonable basis to believe they'd be deported. Whether they have identified reasons since they've been rounded up, we don't know. That's something only ICE knows."


    An ICE official said that the agency does not comment on removal flights, but that "aliens are removed because they do not have lawful status to remain in the United States."


    "International law obligates each country to accept the return of its nationals ordered removed from the United States," said Brendan Raedy, an ICE spokesman. "The United States itself routinely cooperates with foreign governments in documenting and accepting its citizens when asked, as do the majority of countries in the world."


    Many advocates connect these roundups and deportations to a larger diplomatic quarrel between the U.S. and Cambodia.


    Rottanak Kong sits with his wife Phetnakhone Keovixay, who he met in the seventh grade. Courtesy of Chen Kong-Wick

    In September, the U.S. Department of State announced it would stop issuing visas on high-ranking officials from Cambodia, and in October, Cambodia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said it would interview 26 Cambodians in the U.S. who were facing deportation.

    Radio Free Asia reported that Cambodia's foreign minister, Prak Sokhon, said he'd requested, unsuccessfully, that deportees be "given job training in the U.S. before being sent home" and that the U.S. only deport people who have done so voluntarily.


    "We think that the raids are part of this escalation of pressure on countries to take their nationals back and the people detained are sort of being used as a bargaining chip," says Jenny Zhao, a staff attorney with Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Asian Law Caucus.


    Like many in his predicament, Rottanak Kong is far removed from life in Cambodia. He doesn't have a strong grasp of Khmer and his wife lives in the U.S. His sister Chen Kong-Wick worries what his life will be like.


    "Using the word 'nightmare' doesn't fully capture this," Kong-Wick said. "Having a nightmare assumes you wake up, and the tragic story is over."

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    I sympathize!

    On this one I side with the refugees. When they came here, they did not expect to return to their homeland. If they adopted this country, they shouldn't be deported for doing what too many Americans do. If they joined a terrorist organization or in someway worked against American, then out with them. But joy-riding should not be a reason for their life and their family's life here to end.

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    I SYMPATHIZE WITH NOTHING

    THE "SIDE NOTE" IS OVER!

    WE HAVE BEEN OVER RUN AND WE HAVE HAD IT!

    YOU CAN THANK OUR CORRUPT LYING POLITICIANS AND THE UNRELENTING INVASION OF OUR COUNTY ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER...BLAME MEXICO...NOT THE USA!

    WE CAN ONLY BLEED A VEIN FOR SO LONG...HOW MANY BILLIONS DO WE "SYMPATHIZE" FOR??? IT'S OVER!
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    The Khmer Rouge has been out of power since 1979. They should have been sent back decades ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtdc View Post
    On this one I side with the refugees. When they came here, they did not expect to return to their homeland. If they adopted this country, they shouldn't be deported for doing what too many Americans do. If they joined a terrorist organization or in someway worked against American, then out with them. But joy-riding should not be a reason for their life and their family's life here to end.

    There could be more to this story than is being reported. Based on what was said below, it would appear the man did not have legal status:

    An ICE official said that the agency does not comment on removal flights, but that "aliens are removed because they do not have lawful status to remain in the United States."
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