Upholding Cambodian Families that are Impacted by Deportations
This Independence day, the Cambodian American community is losing more community members to deportation. On July 1st, a plane leaves for Cambodia deporting more than 40 refugees. ICE has not stopped attacking our community, and Cambodian deportation has been more aggressive under this administration. When they deport one of our members, they are attacking all of us.
We have responded to ICE, fighting relentlessly for as many people as we can. In California, we have won two pardons and won post conviction relief for four Cambodian detainees, in addition to post conviction relief for five Cambodians nationwide. Organizers prevented the deportation of a domestic violence survivor in Washington, and all across the nation communities have gathered in support of ending deportations of Southeast Asian refugees. With the deepest pain, we were not able to prevent all deportations.
The US celebrates Independence Day on Thursday - a day celebrating freedom and what it means to be American. Many of our deported community members have only ever known the US and American upbringings. The US has proven time and time again they do not care about our families. State governors who have not used their clemency power to stop the deportations do not care about our families.
WE CARE ABOUT OUR FAMILIES.
We are raising money for those getting deported. We are raising money because none of us are free until all of us are free. We are raising money because when one of us suffers we all suffer. All proceeds will go directly to support the reentry efforts of those getting deported. Reentry in Cambodia has proven to be difficult. Most don't have any surviving family, many can't read/write Khmer or speak fluently, all will be dropped off with little to no money, no secure housing, or resources.
Support the life of: HamMeas VaNouvMoul LimHengBinChhounCheaHemHenHengKao Hing Cheam Kol Yim Vong AngHasHov ToKim KrouchPheng SenSanKorm Leuth ChhayMaoNgoNhemChhim ChannSaoOuk PhoeungLeauvOung PhoukPaPichSennsok Pech SokSomSuonRos Sam
Our community is too familiar with family separation. We have survived war, genocide, resettlement, and incarceration. We know what it means to love and support each other through turmoil. It is time to take up that calling again.
Support deported refugees. Support parents with deported children. Donate. Support the livelihood of deportees.
In love and in solidarity,Impacted Family Members of DetaineesAsian Law Caucus (ALC)Asian Prisoner Support Committee (APSC)Center for Empowering Refugees & Immigrants (CERI)
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