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Asylum Denied – A Refugee′s Struggle for Safety in America Hardcover – Import, 11 April 2008

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"Reminds us of the persecution that refugees face, takes our collective conscience and shakes it to the core."--Financial Times "Astonishing in its power to move and inform...Its core concerns for justice and reform remain directed at American society."--Publishers Weekly "A dismaying account of bureaucracy at its red-tape-bound worst... Wrenching human drama"--Kirkus Reviews "A model of polished prose and informed advocacy ."--National Catholic Reporter "Reads like a suspense story."--America Magazine

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Asylum Denied is riveting and essential reading for anyone interested in the lives and struggles of immigrants. Kenney's story will astonish, frustrate, and inspire you.”Dave Eggers, author ofWhat is the What

This is a fabulous book-a love story, a law story, a struggle against death, a battle for justice, and much more. I urge you to read it.”Bruce Ackerman, Yale University

Asylum Denied is at once a page-turner, a penetrating critique of the U.S. asylum system, and an exquisite exploration of humanity and politics, of emotion and law, of tension and release. It has the same narrative power that distinguished Jonathan Harr'sA Civil Action.”Hiroshi Motomura, University of North Carolina

"A stirring account of one man's struggle for justicefirst with a brutal Kenyan regime bent on political persecution, and then with an American immigration bureaucracy callously indifferent to a compelling case for asylum. This riveting story gives the lie to the symbolism of the Statue of Liberty, and calls on all of us to restore the vision of justice and inclusion that it once represented." David Cole, author of
Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedom in the War on Terrorism

Asylum Denied, David Kenney and Philip Schrag bring us a deeper understanding of the vagaries of our asylum process by telling David's riveting story. What society wouldn't be enriched by such stoic, courageous and principled strivers as Kenney? The more we learn of the lives and yearnings of such people, the closer we will be to an asylum process worthy of our values.”Senator Patrick Leahy, Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

From the horror of political persecution half a world away to the death of a thousand bureaucratic cuts here at home,
Asylum Denied is a riveting microcosm of a story that has touchedand scarredcountless victims of mankind's cruelty. And for sheer perseverance under impossible circumstances, Sisyphus could take a lesson from this tale.”Jeff Greenfield, Senior Political Correspondent, CBS Evening News

This is a powerful story, human and legal. It is as tense as a fictional thriller, but it really happened. The hero battles official torturers in Kenya, then American bureaucrats out of the pages of Kafka.” Anthony Lewis, author of
Gideon's Trumpet

Asylum Denied takes the reader from the dungeons of the Kenyan torture chambers to the labyrinth of U.S. immigration system. It is both a thriller and an educational journey. It leaves you wanting to meet David Ngaruri Kenney, an extraordinary person who ran the immigration gauntlet, learned its secrets, and survived his ordeal.”Richard Boswell, University of California Hastings College of the Law

This chilling true tale is not only a poignant story about the heroism of an extraordinary Kenyan dissident, but also an exposé of the apathy, incompetence, and occasional outright cruelty that slither away in the darker corners of the immigration bureaucracy. As you read this chilling true tale, you will share the authors' anger, stress, sadness, and unbearable frustrationbut be prepared for some surprises.”Stephen H. Legomsky, Washington University School of Law

Asylum Denied is several things in one enthralling whole: a vivid and moving story of persecution and resilience in East Africa, an infuriating and inspiring story of administrative malfeasance and lawyerly devotion in the U. S., as well as a love story and a reasoned proposal for reform. If there is any justice, the asylum system will be reformed and this wonderful book will be read by everyone who cares about what America is becoming.”Todd Gitlin, Columbia University

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ University of California Press; 1st edition (11 April 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 290 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0520255100
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0520255104
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 481 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.6 x 2.06 x 23.39 cm
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