‘I feel blessed’: Deported Cambodian refugee from Sacramento returns home to family
So any deportee that plead guilty should be able to follow suit (as long as they weren't notified of the deportation at that time).Tem’s return to the United States after living in Cambodia for six months is unprecedented, Kim said. She believes that it is the first example of a Cambodian deportee returning to the United States after overturning a criminal judgment and reversing the subsequent deportation order.
“I’m hopeful that more people can come back,” Kim said. “Refugees that come here deserve to be with their families in the U.S. They don’t have another home.”