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A record 126 Cambodian refugees were deported from the U.S. in 2018. Now they must adjust to living in a country many of them hadn't seen in decades.
A Coos Bay man who started an unlicensed orphanage in Cambodia where he "systematically and repeatedly molested children" will spend the rest of his life in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney for Oregon says.
The temporary restraining order, granted Thursday, requires federal officials to give two-weeks written notice before re-detaining some Cambodian nationals.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has pardoned five refugees from Cambodia and another immigrant from Honduras who faced the possibility of deportation because of their criminal convictions.
The governors of Washington and California have employed pardons to stop long-term resident refugees from being deported to a homeland they don't remember.
“To really have democracy and fair elections in Cambodia, if I don’t continue, who will do it if I don’t do it?”
As of December 2017, there were more than 1,900 Cambodian nationals with final orders of removal residing in the United States, according to an ICE spokesman.
After fleeing the genocidal Khmer Rouge, Cambodian refugees living in the U.S. are being deported back to to the country.