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Philadelphians protest against deportations

Philadelphians protest against deportations

About 200 people marched in Philadelphia on Monday to protest the pending deportation of four Cambodian men who previously served jail time in the United States, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Tuesday. The men were born in Southeast Asian refugee camps after their families fled the Khmer Rouge regime, and were legally admitted to the US as refugees about 25 years ago. As young adults, they committed crimes and served jail time. Last September, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested the four men, who are classified as “criminal aliens” and face expulsion. A total of 248 Cambodian nationals have been deported from the US since a controversial bilateral repatriation agreement was signed in 2002, according to the Returnee Integration Support Centre.


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