"An intelligent, honestly written memoir of immigration."—Kirkus Reviews
"... immigrants are far more than the sum of their paperwork, and Elsayed provides a balanced portrayal of his own foundation in this engaging book."—Kirkus Reviews
"Outlier, outlaw, outcast: The improbable scientific career of Tamer Elsayed"—Jeffrey Mervis, Science Magazine
"Elsayed has just self-published an autobiography, Inadmissible. It is not your usual story of a life in science. In frank and poignant prose ..."—Jeffrey Mervis, Science Magazine
"Once he was incarcerated, however, survival skills took precedence over book learning. He learned to endure all manner of random violence ..."—Jeffrey Mervis, Science Magazine
"The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, and the University of Southern California also wanted him."—Jeffrey Mervis, Science Magazine
Inadmissible—featured in Science Magazine—chronicles the unlikely story of a young Egyptian who emigrated to the U.S. in pursuit of the American dream, and how his one mistake—claiming to be a U.S. citizen in order to qualify for federal student loans—landed him behind bars along with some of America’s most notorious offenders, and slated him for immediate deportation upon the end of his prison term.
Five years later, however, the Egyptian student would earn his PhD from one of the finest scientific research universities in the U.S.—Caltech—only to find himself, once again, on the wrong end of the American justice system. Only this time the separation from his American daughter would be forever, as he remains in the eyes of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Inadmissible.
The memoir chronicles the flaws in the American justice system that mark felons for a lifetime of discrimination, and immigration laws that rip apart families and leave the most vulnerable—the children—without parents.
It’s an account of innocence and youth; of persistence and heartbreak; of unsuspecting underdogs and egotistical overlords. But ultimately it’s the true tale of one man’s journey, lived through believing in himself and believing in the good hearts of the people who stuck by him.
Kirkus Reviews, a long established name in the publishing industry, has reviewed INADMISSIBLE! "An intelligent, honestly written memoir of immigration."— Kirkus Reviews
The memoir, Inadmissible, has been featured in the world-famous Science Magazine: "Outlier, outlaw, outcast: The improbable scientific career of Tamer Elsayed"
"An intelligent, honestly written memoir of immigration." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Throughout the book, the author shines equal light on his own struggles to fully realize his dreams as he does on some painful, embarrassing aspects of the United States immigration system."-- Kirkus Reviews
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