He barely remembers Cambodia. He can be expelled there in a few hours
At any time, Phoeun You could be deported to a country he hasn’t seen since he was 4 years old.
Your family fled the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia in the 1970s and ended up in Long Beach. In 1995, when You was 20, he shot and killed a 17-year-old boy as he tried to shoot someone else. In the quarter century you spent in prison, he changed his life and himself, becoming a beloved mentor and friend, his friends and supporters say.