When life gives you lemons, write about it

I arrived in the US in 1991 at the age of 33. Like millions before me, I decided to seek a better life for me and my family in The Land Of Opportunity. I thought good citizenship, academic excellence, and successful entrepreneurship would easily pave the way. I was wrong.

After eighteen years of legal wrangling with the US immigration authorities, my son and I were detained in a for-profit facility in Newark, New Jersey, and threatened with deportation. We were released after 65 days in detention, following a massive campaign of public support. Our case is still pending.

On this blog I will be publishing excerpts from my forthcoming book about my family’s ordeal. This is My American Lemonade.

2 thoughts on “When life gives you lemons, write about it

  1. Onwards and upwards… I wish you great success in both the world of blogging and your relationship with the friendly people @ I.C.E.

    “I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party. ”
    Ron White

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