The Life and Death of Ahmad, T.

Posted by sepoy on July 06, 2009 · 1 min read

Nina Bernstein, Piecing Together an Immigrant's Life the U.S. Refused to See, New York Times, July 5, 2009:

In the end, his body went back in a box to his native village, to be buried by his Pakistani widow and their two children, conceived on his only two trips home in a dozen years. He had always hoped to bring them all to the United States, his widow, Rafia Perveen, said in a tearful telephone interview through a translator.

“He said America is very good,” she recalled. “When it comes to the treatment of Muslims in the U.S., he had faith in the rule of law. He said, 'In America, they don't bother anyone just for no reason.' ”

Also see: Immigrant Detainee Dies, and a Life Is Buried, Too, NYT, April 2 2009.