Rescuing Regina by Josephe Marie Flynn SSND
The Battle to Save a Friend from Deportation and Death

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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.

About Josephe Marie Flynn SSND

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Leader of the Save Regina Campaign, Sister Josephe Marie Flynn is cofounder and chair of the Milwaukee Archdiocesan Justice for Immigrants Committee and a member of the Global Justice and Peace Commission of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. A retired teacher, she lives in Milwaukee, where she is a spiritual director and an advocate for immigration reform. Sister Helen Prejean is the author of Dead Man Walking. A sister of the Congregation of St. Joseph, she counsels death row inmates and families of murder victims.
Published July 1, 2011 by Chicago Review Press. 353 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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