NPR's Aarti Shahani tells her family's immigration nightmare in 'Here We Are'

By Jessica Zack | 2019-10-06 | including 1 item |
Shahani’s heartfelt, galvanizing new book charts the protracted criminal justice nightmare her own immigrant family endured after her father was arrested for mistakenly selling electronics to the infamous Cali cartel in the mid ’90s. He suffered under threat of deportation for a decade after that. Shahani’s deep, personal commitment to advocating for immigrant rights was profoundly shaped by those events, as well as the unfortunate aftermath of 9/11.