Asylum Denied: A Refugee's Struggle for Safety in America / Edition 1

Asylum Denied: A Refugee's Struggle for Safety in America / Edition 1

by David Ngaruri Kenney, Philip G. Schrag
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520261593

ISBN-13: 9780520261594

Pub. Date: 08/17/2009

Publisher: University of California Press

Asylum Denied is the gripping story of political refugee David Ngaruri Kenney's harrowing odyssey through the world of immigration processing in the United States. Kenney, while living in his native Kenya, led a boycott to protest his government's treatment of his fellow farmers. He was subsequently arrested and taken into the forest to be executed. This memoir

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Asylum Denied is the gripping story of political refugee David Ngaruri Kenney's harrowing odyssey through the world of immigration processing in the United States. Kenney, while living in his native Kenya, led a boycott to protest his government's treatment of his fellow farmers. He was subsequently arrested and taken into the forest to be executed. This memoir tells of his near-murder, imprisonment, and torture in Kenya; his remarkable escape to the United States; and the obstacle course of ordeals and proceedings he faced as U.S. government agencies sought to deport him to Kenya. A story of courage, love, perseverance, and legal strategy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520261594
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/17/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
1,019,313
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Philip G. Schrag 1

1 The Farmers' Boycott 9

2 Basketball 41

3 Temporary Safety 68

4 Bernie and Dave 95

5 My Day in Court 125

6 Winning the Lottery 172

7 The Fourth Circuit 199

8 A Cold Day in Richmond 236

9 Exiled 255

10 The Witch Arrives 274

The Lawyer's Epilogue 303

The Client's Epilogue 325

Acknowledgments 329

Notes 331

Index 347

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