Ny Nourn on The Michelle Meow Show 11/1/18
Our month-long focus on immigration continues. This week's guest: Ny Nourn
Ny Nourn survived an abusive relationship as a teenager and was sentenced to life without parole for her abusive boyfriend's deadly violence. After 16 years in prison, Ny finally won parole, but immigration officers arrested her as she left prison. Nourn was born in a refugee camp in Thailand after her mother fled genocide in Cambodia. Although a U.S. permanent resident, Ny’s conviction made her an “aggravated felon” subject to mandatory deportation. In November 2017, after an outpouring of community support, Ny walked out of jail as a free person for the first time in more than 16 years. Since her release from ICE detention, Ny continues her advocacy work as an organizer with Survived & Punished and a member of the Asian Prisoner Support Committee, supporting the release of incarcerated domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and immigrants facing deportation. Currently, Ny is the 2018 Yuri Kochiyama Fellow at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (ALC).
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