Thursday, May 9th, 2019, One of our community members from Washington walked out of Northwest Detention Center and back into the arms of her children and family in time to celebrate Mother's Day.
In March, she was detained by ICE for a decades-old deportation order, potentially robbing her children of their sole guardian.
She spent the last couple months rotating from NWDC to the Houston TX area to be interviewed by the Cambodian consulate for travel documents towards her deportation and then back.
All the while, the Khmer Anti-deportation Advocacy Group of Washington (KhAAG) along with a network of family, friends, community organizers and legal advocates, worked diligently towards her release.
KhAAG is blessed to have the help and support of the:
And so many more who remained in lockstep with us throughout this process.
Going through deportation can seem lonely and hopeless. By coming together, we show our most vulnerable that they do stand a chance. And that they do matter.
Download the press release here.