"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 Now in paperback, with a new afterword by the author, 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.
In this multi-faceted account of being on the front lines at one of the biggest crisis of our time, Sepulveda recounts growing up the son of a Latin American immigrant, his time in Spain as a Fulbright fellow to study Europe's ongoing migrant crisis and, in a new Afterword, his testimony before a Senate committee to advocate on behalf of undocumented youth.