Article in City Paper addresses the indefinite detention of Cambodian refugees
This article was published today, it details the last 8 months of detention leading up to the deportation of community members just last week. It discusses issues of mandatory detention, lack of individualized review and the treatment of people and their loved ones while in ICE custody. For more info go to: One Love Movement, a local that organizes around the detention and deportation of Cambodian-Americans in Philly.
Is the government unconstitutionally — and indefinitely — jailing Cambodian refugees? A traumatized community demands answers.
By Holly Otterbein
Chally Dang has made a few mistakes in his life — but the biggest was being born at the wrong time.
Had he waited a couple of years, he would have been a citizen of the United States, and thus would have enjoyed all the rights and privileges therein. Instead, he came to this country as an 18-month-old baby, growing up and living as an American but not, technically speaking, an American — a distinction that makes his current situation possible.