Judge orders ICE to give notice before detaining some Cambodians for deportation – NBCNews.com

By Charles Lam

A federal judge has temporarily ordered immigration officials to stop re-detaining some Cambodian nationals in the U.S. with deportation orders without prior notice.

The temporary restraining order, granted Thursday by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney, requires federal officials to give two-weeks written notice before they can re-detain the Cambodian nationals who have “received final orders of deportation or removal, and were subsequently released from ICE custody, and have not subsequently violated any criminal laws or conditions of their release, and have been or may be re-detained for removal by ICE.”

Advocates say many of those nationals came to the U.S. in the 1970s as refugees fleeing the Khmer Rouge.

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