The National Week of Action to End Southeast Asian Deportations began on Saturday, Jan. 19. Thirteen organizations across the country are uniting in 15 cities to uplift Southeast Asian-American communities as they continue to be terrorized by mass deportations and incarceration. These grassroots groups are calling on local leaders and Congress to champion policies to protect immigrants and refugees and end the criminalization and demonization of community members. At the very core, these actions highlight the voices and needs of a community often overlooked in mainstream conversations about immigration and deportations.
Southeast Asians, especially Cambodian refugees, are facing rampant deportations under the Trump regime. In 2017, the largest raid ever carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement happened in the Cambodian community; over 100 refugees were detained. In 2018, right before Christmas, 36 Cambodians were deported, finding themselves on a flight back to a country that many had never stepped foot in.
Source: While Trump deports Southeast Asian refugees en masse, the mainstream media stays silent : Daily Kos