About 100,000 Cambodian refugees moved to the U.S. around the time that Tuy and her family were beginning a new life. Many ended up in areas with high rates of crime and poverty.
Democratic California State Senator Ricardo Lara speaks to VOA Khmer about early plans to form a partnership with Cambodia to promote trade, commerce, tourism and cultural exchanges.
Khmer students in California learn about Cambodian culture through language.
Voter turnout in Fairfax was high at 70 to 80 percent compared to the national level, where fewer than half of the electorate voted.
Silicon Valley is the fast-paced technology capital of the world. Not many Cambodians have made it here. But for those who have, their stories are as unexpected as the valley itself.
The US presidential election was held on November 8 with victory going to the Republican candidate Donald Trump.
In its first attempt to create a direct link between Silicon Valley and Cambodia, CiT is organizing a hackathon #SVtoPP from November 26 - 27 in Phnom Penh.
Propositions 55 and 57 received a large number of votes on the same day as president-elect Donald Trump won the general election.
Protests since the election have seen thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators take toe the streets in major cities.
The Cambodian community in Atlanta has struggled with high unemployment and low access to education and healthcare.
Ou Virak, the Cambodian-American president of the public policy think tank, the Future Forum, said he was concerned by the turn of events.
Speaking during a recent visit to the United States by a group of Cambodian journalists, their American counterparts and political experts said this had been the “craziest” election campaign in memory.