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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Rally to Stop October 3 Raids and Mass Detentions of Cambodian Refugees

Rally to Stop October 3 Raids and Mass Detentions of Cambodian Refugees
Impacted Families to Protest Against 279% Spike in Cambodian American Deportations

Boston, Massachusetts—Asian American Resource Workshop and the Asian Outreach Unit at Greater Boston Legal Services will hold a rally to protest the most recent round of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids on Cambodian community members. ICE has planned raids and mass detentions targeting Cambodian Americans for removal on October 3, 2019 across the country, including in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts rally is part of a nationwide series of protests against the mass detentions and deportations of Southeast Asians next week.

Southeast Asian Americans are the largest refugee community in U.S. history. A majority of Cambodians impacted by the upcoming deportation roundups arrived in the U.S. as children with their families as refugees fleeing the war and genocide in Southeast Asia. Mass detentions and removals of Cambodian Americans have happened approximately every four months under the current administration. From 2017 to 2018, deportations of Cambodians from the U.S. jumped by 279 percent.

Who: Community organizations and impacted families
What: Rally to protest ICE raids and mass detentions of Cambodian community
When: Monday, September 30, 2019, from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Where: Outside the JFK Federal Building, located at 15 Sudbury St, Boston, MA 02114

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