US and Cambodia Agree Continue Deportation Agreement

The United States negotiates an agreement to resume deportation of Cambodians who came to the United States as refugees through a controversial program.

Agreement between the two governments governing the return of hundreds of Cambodians from the US since 2002, failed last year when
Cambodia ceased receiving returning citizens.

US officials responded by rejecting visa applications by Foreign Ministry officials in September 2017. But Friday (9/2), Cambodian officials received from the United States in return for the withdrawal of the visa ban.

The issue was discussed during a meeting between Cambodian Home Minister Sar Kheng and US Deputy Secretary of State Carl C. Risch in Phnom Penh. Phat Phanith, director of the Department of International Relations, said the two agreed to resume the agreement.

"Samdech [Sar Kheng] also requested that the US government increase financial support to Cambodians returning home so they can start a new life better and successful integration into the Cambodian society. "

Previously, the refugees were repatriated to a country of origin that they had never lived without government assistance, resulting in some non-governmental organizations having to struggle to provide basic assistance. [vm/ii]

Lecturer of Chemistry in Kansas from Bangladesh Deportation

Advocates of a chemistry teacher in Kansas expect immigration officers to be soft on him because he has lived in America for 30 years without problems and has family.

Kansas City Star newspaper reported Syed Ahmed Jamal was arrested on the front page her home in Lawrence, Kansas, January 24, when she was taking her seven-year-old primary school daughter.

55-year-old Jamal, from Bangladesh, arrived in America in 1987 to study at the University of Kansas. He recently taught at Park University.

Jamal's lawyer, Jeffrey Bennett, said immigration judges allowed Jamal to remain in the United States during his regular reporting.

President Donald Trump has tightened enforcement of immigration rules. Immigration and Customs Officials or ICE said Jamal's request not to be deported four years ago has been rejected by the court. [em/ii]

Kabul Asks US Government to Stop Deportation of Afghan Citizens

Afghanistan called on the American government to stop deporting Afghans, saying it has no repatriation agreement with the United States.

"We do not sign such an agreement with the United States," Ahmad Shekib Mostaghni, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Afghanistan, to the VOA Afghanistan Service.

If there is such an agreement, Mostaghni says it will be done by the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation, which he says handles all immigration matters

"So, because the Ministry does not know such an agreement , then I can officially confirm that we – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – have not signed any treaty with America in this matter, "added Mostaghni.

Adviser to the Refugees and Repatriation Affairs Department Hafiz Ahmad Miakhel also affirmed that his government has not agreed to a repatriation and say ba "The ongoing war has forced people to leave Afghanistan," he said in an interview. "[Our] country is a warring country, and our people need more help than deportation."

The EU signed a repatriation agreement with Afghanistan in October 2016, to pave the way for the return of unsuccessful Afghan asylum seekers. In addition, Germany, Sweden and Finland have inter-state agreements.

When VOA asked this question on American Immigration and Customs whether America had an agreement, spokesman Brendan Raedy gave the following written response:

"International law requires every the state to recover its citizens who are expelled from the US The US itself regularly cooperates with foreign governments in documenting and accepting its citizens when requested, as do most countries of the world. " [sp/ii]

US will Stop Protection for the Salvadorans from Deportation

The United States will announce Monday the decision to terminate "temporary" population from 17 years to 200,000 Salvadorans, so that they are vulnerable to deportation in 18 months, without obtaining permanent status in the United States. [19659002] The Salvadorans have been living in America since 2001, when two devastating earthquakes hit El Salvador. They were given the status of "temporary protection", or TPS to live in America, a status that has so far been regularly updated without much debate in Washington.

However, the administration of US President Donald Trump has taken a hard line in immigration affairs and last year has ended the protection status for 59,000 Haitians and 5,300 Nicaraguans under the same program as the Salvadorans.

The Migration Study Center in New York says the Salvadorans represent more than 135,000 families, nearly 90 percent of them have a permanent job in America.

Approximately a quarter of them live in the state of California and one fifth live in the Washington DC area. Many Salvadorans have children born in America, who automatically become Americans, even though their parents are not American citizens. [sp/ii]

Vietnamese Entrepreneurs Arrested in Hanoi after Deportation from Singapore

A Vietnamese property developer, who faces charges of revealing state secrets, has been arrested after being deported from Singapore.

Phan Van Anh Vu was arrested in Hanoi on Thursday after arriving from Singapore a week after he was arrested while trying crossing the border into Malaysia.

According to the Singapore immigration authorities, Vu's lawyer said his client was deported after Vietnamese officials informed that Vu's passport was false.

Vu's lawyers said that their client, 42 years old and also identified himself as a senior officer in Vietnam's secret police institution, has filed asylum in Germany.

Vu is one of the many Vietnamese business officials and figures elected to massive anti-corruption measures by the government. He faces a possible death sentence if found guilty.

Among those arrested is Trinh Xuan Thanh, an executive at a state-owned energy company, PetroVietnam. Vietnamese security guards arrested him in Tiergarten Park, Berlin, last July, a day before he was scheduled to attend a hearing on his request for asylum in Germany.

The incident infuriated Berlin, calling it a "blatant infringement unprecedented "against German law and international law. [uh/ab]