Feature Articles

Inside Cambodia’s Community of American Exiles, by Katya Cengel, Pacific Standard
Fighting for Survival in a Foreign Homeland, by Rachel Bergen, MCC
Exiled From U.S., Cambodian Felons Use American Know-How To Get Ahead, by Katya Cengel, NPR
Cambodian-Americans Confronting Deportation, by Olesia Plokhii and Tom Mashberg, The Boston Globe Magazine
Foreign Homeland, by Matt Surrusco, The Cambodia Daily
Up To 200 Cambodian American Deportees Expected In 2018 As US Repatriates More Immigrants
Strengers in their Homeland: The KHMERICAN CAMBODIANS TRUMP Deported
Kicked out of the US, Cambodian migrants are sent to a home they’ve never known Read more
With pardons, Democratic governors try to halt immigrant deportations

Videos

My Asian Americana, Studio Revolt
Return to Sender: A Video Letter to the U.S. President, Studio Revolt
Deportation in US, forced Back to Cambodia, Al Jazeera
Cambodian Returnee's Orientation hosted by Thea Som
Meet the American Residents Exiled in Cambodia, Journeyman Pictures
Deported from U.S., Cambodians fight immigration policy, PBS NewsHour
Sentenced Home, Indiepixfilms
Never Be Home

PHNOM PENH—Thuch Sek’s skin is an ink-filled canvas, his Cambodian heritage and American life woven across his back and down his limbs. thug life marks his right forearm; a misspelled tattoo extolling khemer prideblankets his muscled shoulder blades. The 39-year-old was born in a Thai refugee camp to parents fleeing the Khmer Rouge, the brutal regime that in the late 1970s killed nearly a quarter of Cambodia’s population; at the age of 2, he resettled with his family in Philadelphia.