Letter-Writing for Cambodian Refugees Facing Deportation

Tue, October 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Location: 416 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607

Join Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus to write letters of support for detained Cambodian refugees currently facing the threat of deportation. All letters collected will be sent to these community members to provide support and encouragement during their time in detention.

Recent ICE raids on Cambodian communities across the country have left 60+ valued community members detained as they await deportation to Cambodia. Most are refugees who fled the brutality of the Khmer Rouge regime and the devastation of sustained US bombing in Southeast Asia; many were born in refugee camps and have never set foot in the country they now face removal to.

Governor Brown has the opportunity to prevent this injustice by pardoning our Cambodian community members. With a pardon, these parents, siblings, friends, children, and community leaders can reopen their cases in immigration court and avoid being sent thousands of miles from their loved ones and support networks. You can urge Governor Brown to pardon these individuals by signing our petition at bit.ly/PardonRefugees.

We will also be garnering support for Somdeng “Daniel” Thongsy, who currently faces deportation to Laos. Read more about Daniel’s story and write a letter of support with our template here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vUyCjlAeDm-Fn5_ml_Xdh526GUavOwXPLQ1XHCrKJp0/edit?usp=sharing

All materials for letter-writing will be provided along with refreshments. We look forward to seeing you on October 16th!