DEPORTATION OF CAMBODIANS FROM THE UNITED STATES
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Recently, the U.S. Department of State announced that Cambodia will accept Cambodians who have been convicted of crimes in the United States. SEARAC calls for a hold on deportation until cases can be reviewed by the INS to ensure fairness in the deportation process. Many Southeast Asians that SEARAC has been in
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t it too late to review these cases?
A: No. Many Cambodians were told by INS officers, lawyers or others that they would not be deported if they accepted a deportation order. As a result, the legality of their deportation orders was never tested and they never had hearings to test to fairness of deportation. No one should be deported under an unlawful order or without the hearings required under the law.
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