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No Human Is Illegal: An Attorney on the Front Lines of the Immigration War (Hardcover)
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"Inspiring and eye-opening..."— *starred* Booklist review
“A compassionate and expert window into the netherworlds of immigration..."—Lauren Markham, author of The Far Away Brothers
An immigration lawyer's journalistic account of keeping American borders and dreams alive
In this powerful and personal narrative, a distinguished immigration lawyer guides us through the trials and terrors of modern immigration law. Beginning in a day in the life of an undocumented immigrant, Sepulveda proceedes through a processing intake and a heartwrenching court hearing. He takes us to a Texas border detention center where mothers and childen are essentially imprisoned, then on to New York's JFK airport during the weekend of Trump's infamous travel ban, where Sepulveda joined many other attorneys to provide pro bono legal counsel for passengers endangered with deportation.
A multi-faceted account of being on the front lines at one of the biggest crisis of our time.
About the Author
J. J. Mulligan Sepúlveda is an immigration lawyer currently at University of California, Davis School of Law in their Immigration Law Clinic. He has testified before the U.S. Congress as an expert witness on detention conditions at the Texas border. He is a former Immigrant Justice Corps fellow and Fulbright Scholar. This is his first book.
"Timely... Sepúlveda's perspective as an immigration attorney makes his book especially inspiring and eye-opening, as he shares many harrowing and brave stories of people fighting for asylum, safety, and the very right to live in America." —*STARRED* BOOKLIST REVIEW