Inadmissible

Inadmissible

by El-Sayed

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Inadmissible chronicles the unlikely story of a young man who emigrated to the U.S. in pursuit of the American dream, and how one mistake landed him behind bars along with some of America’s most notorious offenders. Against innumerable odds, he manages to survive prison, becoming an accomplished scientist, writer, and motivational speaker. Despite that, the separation from his American daughter would be forever, as he remains in the eyes of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Inadmissible.

The book chronicles the flaws in the American justice system that mark felons for a lifetime of discrimination, and immigration laws that rip apart families and leave the most vulnerable—the children—without parents. It’s the true tale of one man’s redemption and triumph, lived through believing in himself and believing in the good hearts of the people who stuck by him.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046600254
Publisher: El-Sayed
Publication date: 11/11/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 299 KB

About the Author

El-Sayed book, INADMISSIBLE, tells the story of a young man who emigrated from the Middle East to the U.S. in pursuit of the American dream, and how one mistake landed him behind bars along with some of America's most notorious offenders. Against innumerable odds, he manages to survive prison, becoming an accomplished scientist, writer, and motivational speaker. It's the true tale of one man's redemption and triumph, lived through believing in himself and believing in the good hearts of the people who stuck by him.

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Inadmissible 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent story with superb writing about the power of mind and context control to overcome adversity! The author takes the reader on a journey across continents from the Middle East to California to Federal prison to the number one university in the world and then back to the Middle East! The book addresses legal, political and personal matters in a seamless way that won't let you put the book down until the last page. A must read!
ReadersFavorite3 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite Inadmissible is a memoir that chronicles the unlikely story of Tamer Elsayed, a young Egyptian who emigrated to the U.S. in 1993 to pursue the American Dream. It details how one desperate decision — claiming to be a U.S. citizen in order to qualify for federal student loans — lands him a stint behind bars and slates him for immediate deportation upon the end of his prison term. Five years later, however, Tamer manages to earn his PhD from one of the finest scientific research universities in the U.S. — Caltech — only to find himself, once again, on the wrong end of the American justice system. Only this time, the separation from his American daughter would be forever, as he remains in the eyes of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Inadmissible. A gripping memoir that chronicles the flaws in the American justice system that mark felons for a lifetime of discrimination, and plants a seed of hope for an immigration reform that allows families to stay together. Inadmissible makes for a fascinating read for anyone interested in viewing America through the eyes of an immigrant. It's not for anyone looking for a rosy story. The author, Tamer Elsayed, feels victimized by an inflexible system, and there's an undercurrent of bitterness throughout the memoir. Despite that, Elsayed still managed to suck me into his story and I was able to get a first hand account of problems with the system I was only aware of in abstract. The way Elsayed tells his story, and the numerous times he details to the reader about his accomplishments, keeps him from reading as someone truly sympathetic. But in his goal of opening people's eyes to the hoops that immigrants and reformed (non-violent) criminals have to go through to make it in America, he did superbly. A great read for anyone interested in learning the other side of the immigrant experience.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Inadmissible is a coming of age memoir written by Tamer Elsayed. Tamer was a teen when his father abandoned his family, and his mother decided that Tamer should go to the United States as she wouldn't be able to pay for his schooling in Egypt. Tamer had won awards for his excellence in high school, including being one of the top 10 students in the nation in his senior year. After the flurry of television appearances and an all-expenses paid trip to Europe, sponsored by The Republic, an Egyptian newspaper, he began preparing for his trip to the US. The original plan was for him to live with Mike, his mother's cousin, who was living in California, but that plan changed precipitously when Mike separated from his wife and brought his family back to Egypt. One cousin, Moe, returned to the US and offered to host Tamer. His visa was approved for six months for the purpose of seeing Disneyland before beginning school the next fall. Once in the states, essentially on his own and with no means of support or way to earn a living, the young scholar now faced his biggest challenges yet -- to make money for rent and to send home to his mother, and to find a way to go to college. Tamer Elsayed's coming of age memoir, Inadmissible, is a remarkable and compelling story. The author's writing style is precise, yet conversational and painstakingly honest, as he shares the facts of his early years in the United States, including the naive and momentary lapse of judgment which resulted in his imprisonment and a criminal record that still haunts his personal and professional life. I was transported by his efforts to keep afloat in a new and alien culture and the details of his struggles for housing and employment, all the while sending the money that he didn't have to his mother. I loved reading about his educational experiences at California Polytechnic University and graduate studies at Caltech. Elsayed discusses his studies and research in a manner that's easily understood by non-engineers, and his accounts of his Ph.D. examinations and the defense of his doctoral thesis were riveting and suspenseful. Inadmissible is most highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
200.00 dollars, get real. No book is worth that kind of money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took me a while to finish this book, even though it is short. It did nit seem to hold my interest, but kept drawing me back to the story. This book shows what can happen if one continues to strive for the best despite obstacle in their life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago