Los Angeles – The Trump administration is prohibited from executing planned immigration raids this month targeting up to 100 Cambodian refugees, many of whom have deportation orders but are protected from being re-detained without due process, a federal judge ordered Thursday.
In October 2017, Immigration and Customs Enforcement launched a series of nationwide raids that swept up individuals of Cambodian descent, many of whom were born in camps housing refugees escaping the Khmer Rouge, a brutal regime whose genocide killed over 2 million Cambodians between 1975 and 1979.
Many of those detained were lawful permanent residents with criminal records who had received deportation orders.
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