Community Alert: Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order on Cambodian Deportations

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order stopping the deportations of Cambodians picked up in the recent ICE raids as part of a class action lawsuit. Deportations are blocked until a court hearing on January 11.
While this is a huge victory for Cambodian families who were facing separation from their loved ones before the holidays, the decision is temporary in nature. It is meant to buy time for families to continue pursuing legal avenues of relief. Please read this guidance by the Asian Law Caucus for individuals approaching their 90th day in detention or their post-order custody review (POCR). It provides an explanation of the process as well as instructions on how to put together a POCR packet for your loved one to demonstrate that they are not a flight risk or a threat to public safety. For more information, contact Melanie Kim at