Deporting Cambodian Refugees: Youth Activism, State Reform, and Imperial Statecraft

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Boran is a Cambodian refugee who as a very young child came to the United States with his family in the 1970s, having fled the brutal Khmer Rouge. After serving a sentence for a crime he committed as a young man, he was not released but instead transferred directly into an Immigration and Naturalization Service (ins) detention center and slated for deportation to Cambodia.¹ Boran was one of the thousands of Cambodian refugees whose life courses were radically altered by recent changes in federal law. The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (iirira) of 1996 in particular made significant
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEthnographies of U.S. Empire
EditorsCarole McGranahan, John F Collins
PublisherDuke University Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781478000099
StatePublished - Aug 2018


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