Nine US deportees sent back to Cambodia

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Cambodian deportees sent from US arrives today. KT/Mai Vireak

Nine Cambodians have been deported from United States and arrived Phnom Penh on Wednesday, a senior police official told Khmer Times.

According to a senior immigration police official, the nine deportees were part of a group of about 50 who were rounded up  and were supposed to send back to Cambodia this month, their departure was postponed due to a hearing in a US district court in January.

“According to the schedule, the nine people were set to arrive today at 10:45am,” the official Khmer Times.

This group of deportees were excluded from orders issued last week by a US federal judge in the United States District Court of the Central District of California, who granted the petitioners’ application for a temporary restraining order to prevent the deportation of approximately 100 Cambodian-Americans.

According to US Immigration Customs Enforcement, there are 1,900 Cambodian nationals residing in the US who are subject to final removal, 1,412 of whom have criminal convictions.

 

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