“It is troubling to see Southeast Asian American families being targeted at unprecedented levels."
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"I was just bawling and just in shock,” says Betty Khakham, who learned of her husband's deportation on Tuesday, after he'd boarded the plane.
The group included refugees who had been in the U.S. for decades.
The U.S. took in Asian refugees after the Vietnam War, only to put many on a deportation path. A record number could be fed into this system in 2018.
The decision came down just days before 50 detainees were to be deported to Cambodia.
“In the vast majority of cases, we are talking about people who came to the United States as children fleeing genocide with their families."