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

ISBN-10: 156976624X
ISBN-13: 9781569766248
Edition: 2011
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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.

Foreword
Preface
Tragedy Upon Tragedy
�They Took Regina!�
�Never in America�
Caring for One Another
A Rag in the Weeds
In the Eyes of the Law
Why America?
Moonlit Fog
Searching for a Lawyer
David's Tragic Past
Behind the Mask
Wounded Warriors
Befriend the Fears and Angers
Good Friday
In Good Times and in Bad
Easter
�It's Hard to Be Here�
�My Children Need Me�
�They Ask Me Why I Cry So Much�
Did She Tell the Truth?
Mobilizing for Action
Save Regina
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night…
Throwing Garbage Cans
Teamwork
�I Want to Help�
Let My People Go!
�Now, God, Now!�
Where Is Home?
Bless the Children
�Don't Stop Now, Girl�
2006
The Eleventh Hour
�Who Will Take Care of Us?�
Epilogue
Author's Note and Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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