The Newsletter 50 Spring 2009

Forced return: the deportation of former Cambodian refugees from the US

Sylvia R. Cowan

Cambodians who came to the US as refugee children after the Khmer Rouge genocide are being sent back to the country that they barely knew. Growing up in inner city America, some of them became involved in gang activities and petty crimes; they are deported even after serving time in prison. Not allowed to return to the US, they are once again forced to separate from their families.

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