Tuesday, January 8, 2008

New Book: Asylum Denied (forthcoming April 2008)

Be on the lookout for a book to be released this spring.  Here is the description from te publisher:

"Asylum_denied 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 (Georgetown) 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."

Although I have not read it, Senator Patrick Leahy, Anthony Lewis, Steve Legomsky, Hiroshi Motomura, Richard Bosweell, David Cole, Bruce Ackerman, and Todd Gitlin all rave about the book, which is being published by the University of California Press.



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David Ngaruri Kenney is a close and personal friend of mine. His story is amazing. As of today, March 17, 2008, UC Press has made this book available for purchase and I recommend that any person interested in our society's ongoing immigration debate get a copy of this work and read it - you will be both astonished and mesmorized.

Posted by: Mark | Mar 17, 2008 12:21:27 PM

I read this book while taking immigration law in law school. I was compelled by Kenny's story to get more involved with immigration law and the plight of refugees seeking asylum in the US. This book has pursuaded me into an immigration law career.

Posted by: Christina | Sep 16, 2008 11:35:10 AM

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