In the 1980s, the largest refugee resettlement program in United States history took place. Over 1 million refugees for Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, made their way to the U.S. For many of those refugees in Seattle, it was difficult to find a permanent home, especially those who fell into crime. Bill Radke speaks with Many Uch, an activist and organizer who's worked to fight deportation to Cambodia while facing deportation himself, and who is as of this month a U.S. citizen.
Original story appears on: KUOW
Photo by Stuart Isett, who's been documenting Many's journey. For more of Isett's photos visit To Be an American.