Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - US deports two more Cambodians

US deports two more Cambodians

TWO Cambodians who had been legally living in the United States have arrived in the Kingdom after being deported, an official has said, bringing to seven the number of Cambodians sent back this month.

The new arrivals bring to 236 the number of Cambodians who have been deported from the US as the result of an agreement signed by the two countries in 2002. Only four of those are women.

All the deportees are former legal permanent US residents – but not full citizens – who have served prison sentences for aggravated felonies, a group of crimes that was expanded in 1996 to include some like minor drug offences that were previously misdemeanors.

Kloeung Aun, executive director of the Returnee Integration Support Centre, an NGO based in the capital, said that both deportees – a 28-year-old woman and a man believed to be about 36 years-old – were from Philadelphia, but declined to give further details.

He added that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials had told him recently to expect an unspecified number of new arrivals each month for the foreseeable future.

Pin Piseth, director of the Immigration Department at the Interior Ministry, referred questions to National Police spokesman Kirt Chantharith, who could not be reached for comment.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Bodies of Cambodian peacekeepers returned to Kingdom

The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Opposition leader Kem Sokha speaks at a CNRP campaign rally today in Kratie province. Facebook

Opposition president Kem Sokha assured voters that all military members would maintain their rank should the CNRP take power in the 2018 national e

Political analyst Kim Sok who is seen being escorted into a police van after his bail was denied in March at the Appeals Court in Phnom Penh, announced that he will go on hunger strike in Prey Say prison from today until the June 4 commune elections.

Imprisoned political analyst and social commentator