When will it end? (Part III): The Cambodian-Americans of the ‘Minnesota 8’ deported to a country they had never known


In 2016, eight Cambodian-Americans in Minnesota were detained under the 1996 Immigration Act facing the threat of deportation.

The following April, four of the eight were sent to Cambodia – the country their families fled to avoid the war thirty years before.

The families of the men launched a public advocacy campaign to fight the deportation orders, as well as the right to return for those who have been deported.

The group became known as the Minnesota 8.

This is the final part in our series examining the legacy of US warfare in Cambodia. Watch parts one and two.