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

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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 book, told by Kenney and his lawyer Philip G. Schrag from Kenney's own perspective, 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, Asylum Denied brings to life the human costs associated with our immigration laws and suggests reforms that are desperately needed to help other victims of human rights violations.

Product Details

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

Table of Contents


Introduction by Philip G. Schrag

1. The Farmers’ Boycott
2. Basketball
3. Temporary Safety
4. Bernie and Dave
5. My Day in Court
6. Winning the Lottery
7. The Fourth Circuit
8. A Cold Day in Richmond
9. Exiled
10. The Witch Arrives

The Lawyer’s Epilogue
The Client’s Epilogue
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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