An intelligent, honestly written memoir of immigration.“—Kirkus Reviews

Inadmissible chronicles the unlikely story of a young man who emigrated to the U.S. in pursuit of the American dream, and how one mistake landed him behind bars along with some of America’s most notorious offenders.

Against innumerable odds, he manages to survive prison and later earns his PhD from one of the world’s best universities—becoming an accomplished scientist, writer, and motivational speaker.

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 the true tale of one man’s redemption and triumph, lived through believing in himself and believing in the good hearts of the people who stuck by him.