The Resource Rescuing Regina : the battle to save a friend from deportation and death, Josephe Marie Flynn ; foreword by Helen Prejean, (electronic resource)

Rescuing Regina : the battle to save a friend from deportation and death, Josephe Marie Flynn ; foreword by Helen Prejean, (electronic resource)

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Rescuing Regina : the battle to save a friend from deportation and death
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Rescuing Regina
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the battle to save a friend from deportation and death
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Josephe Marie Flynn ; foreword by Helen Prejean
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Language
eng
Summary
What is it like to be a young mother threatened with deportation to the country whose government has imprisoned you and whose soldiers have raped and tortured you? You don't want to leave your children behind, but how can you take them with you, knowing that your homeland, ruled by chaos and violence, is notorious for murdering failed asylum seekers? Regina Bakala found herself in just this situation ten years after escaping the Congo and settling in the United States. Upon arrival, Regina had worked with an immigration lawyer, then joyfully reunited with her husband, also a Congolese torture survivor, and had two children. Life was challenging but full of hope until the night there was a knock at the door and immigration agents burst in. They forced Regina from her home as her family watched, then locked her in prison to await deportation to certain death. In Rescuing Regina , author Josephe Marie Flynn tells Regina's powerful story-and how her husband, a pit-bull lawyer, a group of volunteers, and a feisty nun set aside political differences to galvanize a movement to save her. Revealing what she uncovered about US immigration policies and the dangers faced by those escaping war crimes, Flynn exposes an America most never see: a vast underbelly of injustice, a harsh detention and deportation system, and a frighteningly arbitrary asylum process. In their battle for justice, Regina and Josephe not only confronted dangerous obstacles but also reawakened emotions and traumas from the past. A compelling story of a quest for justice, Rescuing Regina is also a tale of friendship, faith, hope, and the transformative journey of two friends.--Book jacket
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323.6/31
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index present
LC call number
JV6601
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.F55 2011eb
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non fiction
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Rescuing Regina : the battle to save a friend from deportation and death, Josephe Marie Flynn ; foreword by Helen Prejean, (electronic resource)
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Rescuing Regina : the battle to save a friend from deportation and death, Josephe Marie Flynn ; foreword by Helen Prejean, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-331) and index
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multicolored
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Contents
pt. 1. Tragedy upon tragedy -- pt. 2. Wounded warriors -- pt. 3. Mobilizing for action -- pt. 4. Where is home?
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1 online resource (xi, 340 pages).
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9781569769102
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(electronic bk.)
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