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September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An Evening with University of Miami Professor Rebecca Sharpless

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Date:
September 28
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Phone:
305.442.4408

The Books & Books Literary Foundadtion presents…

AN EVENING WITH REBECCA SHARPLESS

discussing

Shackled: 92 Refugees Imprisoned on ICE Air

Saturday, September 28th, 6 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables

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Books & Books is proud to present an evening with University of Miami Professor Rebecca Sharpless discussing Shackled: 92 Refugees Imprisoned on ICE Air (University of California Press, $29.95)

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.


About the Book:

A rare look at the brute-force mechanics of deportation in the United States.

In December 2017, U.S. immigration authorities shackled and abused 92 African refugees for two days while attempting to deport them by plane to Somalia. When national media broke the story, government officials lied about what happened. Shackled tells the story of this harrowing failed deportation, the resulting class action litigation, and two men’s search for safety in the United States over the course of three long years.

Through Abdulahi’s and Sa’id’s firsthand accounts, immigration lawyer Rebecca A. Sharpless brings to life the harsh consequences of the U.S. deportation system and how racism and anti-Blackness operate within it. Sharpless follows the money that ICE funnels into local jails, private contractors, and charter jets, exposing a sprawling system of immigration enforcement that detains and abuses noncitizens at scale. Woven with the wider context of Abdulahi’s and Sa’id’s stories, this immigration odyssey reveals disturbing truths about Somalia, asylum, and the U.S. court system. Shackled will galvanize readers—attorneys, activists, policymakers, and scholars alike—to call out and dismantle this brutal infrastructure.

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About the Author:

Rebecca A. Sharpless is an immigration lawyer and professor at the University of Miami School of Law, where she directs the immigration clinic.