This holiday season, another flight of more than 30 Cambodian refugees is expected to leave the US to Cambodia. This December flight will carry the heartbreak of over 30 families indefinitely separated from their loved ones. This flight will carry out another chapter of generational family separation initiated by the Cambodian Killing Fields, perpetuated by refugee camps and resettlement, and traumatically replicated by punitive policing and immigration practices. Please consider supporting deportees' resettlement and standing up to deportation by giving today.
We aim to raise $15,000 by the end of December and we’re calling onto our communities for support. All proceeds will go directly to deportees. Funds will go towards helping deportees with housing, transportation, food, and job training certificates (like teaching English).
Donations in any amount are welcomed. Suggested donations include:
$200 - to represent the 200 community members in California who stood against deportation in San Francisco and Sacramento, California
$80 - to represent the 80 immigration advocates and community members who stood against deportation on Oct 3rd in Lowell, Massachusetts.
$45 - to represent 45 years of Cambodian resilience and resistance
$30 - for the 30 Cambodians being deported this December flight
$20 - to represent the 20 years of Southeast Asian anti-deportation work and organizing
Re-entry in Cambodia has proven to be difficult for deportees, some of whom were born in Thai refugee camps and have not ever physically set foot in Cambodia. All deportees will be dropped off by ICE with little to no money and no secure housing. They’ll be left to navigate the challenges of a developing Cambodia on their own. Most deportees do not have any surviving family in Cambodia. Most cannot read, write, or speak Khmer fluently. This holiday season, bring together your family and friends to join the Southeast Asian Freedom Network in supporting deportees whose reality this is. As we support them in their resettlement, we will continue to fight for their right to return to the US and to abolish the school to prison to deportation pipeline feeding this nightmare.
Southeast Asian deportations, specifically Cambodian deportations, have risen exponentially every year since 2002. Deportations of Cambodian Americans by ICE increased by 279%. Organizations across the country have taken up the necessary task of keeping families together. We have been able to stop the deportations of many Cambodian Americans through legal representation and pardon campaigns-- and even brought home two community members after being deported. Still, there are many who are still forcibly removed from their home country. The movement doesn’t end with deportation. We will not stop fighting until we can freely be with our families without the fear of separation. Join us in donating to impacted individuals torn apart from their families by this administration.
This fundraiser is facilitated by the Southeast Asian Freedom Network (SEAFN) and partners Asian Prisoners Support Committee and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus. SEAFN is a national collective of member organizations that are Southeast Asian-led and committed to systems change through community organizing and grassroots base building. SEAFN member organizations are Providence Youth Student Movement (Providence, RI), Mekong NYC (Bronx, NY), Freedom Inc (Madison, WI), ManForward (St. Paul, MN), VietLead (Philadelphia, PA), Formerly Incarcerated Group Healing Together (Seattle, WA), Khmer Girls in Action (Long Beach, CA), and ReleaseMN8 (St. Paul, MN).
DonationsSee top donations
- Dara Chhun
- Ekkleysia Lumintang
- Leslie Tran
Sarath S. Suong
Providence Youth Student Movement
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.