Stop the Deportation of Cambodian Refugees

Stand with Southeast Asian mothers and join the social media action on May 10.

Cambodian American community members are facing imminent deportation in the next months. A majority of those facing deportation are children of refugees whose families survived and fled the genocide in Cambodia. This is part of an ongoing attack by the Trump administration, with a record year of 100 Cambodian community members deported in 2018, and plans to 200 Cambodian Americans each year over the next several years.

Mothers, and women overall, have led incredible efforts and continue to be at the front lines fighting to reunite with their loved ones separated by ICE. You're invited to join a social media action on the Friday before Mother's Day -- May 10 from 11 am - 2 pm PST -- to stand with Southeast Asian mothers and urge California Governor Gavin Newsom to stop the deportations and #PardonRefugees.

Here's the basic information:


On the Friday before Mother’s Day, May 10, from 11 am - 2 pm PST:

1) Tweet at Gov. Newsom and DA Jeff Rosen using these sample tweets on May 10 from 11 AM - 2 PM PST

2) Sign and share the petition to stop the imminent deportations of all Cambodian Americans: bit.ly/pardonrefugees

3) Share about the Mothers Against Deportations Rally happening concurrently on May 10 in Sacramento on social media: Follow @aaaj_alc and retweet/share social media posts

4) Urge Governor Newsom to pardon refugees in your own creative way. You can write a public statement, take a selfie holding a #PardonRefugees sign and post it on social media, or find other ways to spread the word.


Gov. Gavin Newsom
(916) 445-2841

Santa Clara DA Jeff Rosen
(408) 299-3099



Join in to uplift this community as a powerful message in honor of all mothers this Mother's Day. There will be a concurrent rally in Sacramento at the same time of this social media action. For more background information, further steps and resources, refer to the social media toolkit.

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