Undocumented Cambodian man is freed from ICE custody and given green card

For the first time in nearly 20 years, Hay Hov has a green card.

Hov, a Cambodian refugee from Oakland who was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in March, has been freed from a facility in Bakersfield and is no longer at risk of deportation, his attorney said.

The Chronicle highlighted his story days before he and dozens of others across the U.S. were detained by ICE, amid an uptick in the arrests of Cambodians who committed crimes long ago and subsequently lost their green cards.

In full: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Undocumented-Cambodian-man-detained-by-ICE-is-13836765.php

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