Tue November 3, 2009
The TU College of Law Presents "Asylum Denied: A Refugee's Struggle for Safety in America"
By Rich Fisher
Tulsa, Oklahoma – Georgetown University law professor and attorney Philip Schrag and political refugee David Ngaruri Kenney will deliver a lecture entitled "Asylum Denied: A Refugee's Struggle for Safety in America" tomorrow night (the 6th) at 6:00pm at the TU College of Law. The lecture is free to the public, and this is also the title of a recent book that Schrag and Kenney have co-written. On our show today, we speak by phone with Prof. Schrag, who tells us of Kenney's incredible efforts to both seek out and achieve political asylum in the U.S. As we learn from Prof. Schrag, after leading a protest against the government in his native Kenya, Kenney was arrested and ordered to be executed. "Asylum Denied" tells the story of how Kenney escaped oppression and death --- indeed, on a few different occasions --- to seek respite in the United States. With the help of Prof. Schrag, who served as his attorney, Kenney was eventually able to overcome the many obstacles he faced during the immigration process. (For more information on this lecture, please call 631-2568.)