Rescuing Regina: The Battle to Save a Friend from Deportation and Death

Rescuing Regina: The Battle to Save a Friend from Deportation and Death

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Rescuing Regina: The Battle to Save a Friend from Deportation and Death by Josephe Flynn, Helen Prejean

A decade after fleeing the Congo for the United States, having endured rape, imprisonment, and torture in her homeland, Regina Bakala found herself locked in a U.S. prison facing deportation to almost certain death. This harrowing true story of an asylum seeker and young mother of two tells how her husband, a feisty nun, a pit bull lawyer, and a group of volunteers set aside political differences to galvanize a movement to save Regina. Their struggle reveals the vast underbelly of injustice in America’s harsh detention and deportation system and frighteningly arbitrary asylum process. The book uncovers the very real dangers faced by asylum seekers in the United States, not only from the country they left behind, but also from the country they thought would keep them safe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781569769126
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Josephe Marie Flynn, SSND, is the cofounder and chair of the Milwaukee Archdiocesan Justice for Immigrants Committee and a member of the Global Justice and Peace Commission of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Helen Prejean, CJS, is the author of Dead Man Walking. She counsels inmates on death row as well as families of murder victims and educates the public about capital punishment by speaking, organizing, and writing. She lives in New Orleans.

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