(We are displaced, desperate, damaged, rich, resourceful or dangerous). Who am I?

by Charlie Brown



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/4/2012

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 436
ISBN : 9781467040341
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 436
ISBN : 9781467040358
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 436
ISBN : 9781467040365

About the Book

This book is about the effect of U.S. Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA of 1996) and criminal deportation to Jamaica; the issues associated with 'deportees' or deported migrants resettlement and re-integration, and increased crime and violence in Jamaica which several 'high-ranking' police officers and policy-makers claimed deportees are responsible for. It also represents a dedicated attempt to bridge both lines of inquiry between increased criminal deportation and increased crime and violence in Jamaica over a period of time, wherein criminal deportees are constantly being blamed for the high murder rate and alarming crime figures in the country, placing deported migrants at a severe disadvantage. Based on six years of studies and notes-taking, I find that there are two types of deported migrants and over six different categories of us and I write in details about the categories. Some people are unreformed or dangerous and are involved in criminal activities based on a variety of factors, while the majority are law abiding citizens. Quite a few, including myself have tertiary degrees, meaningful skills, and 'first world' experiences that are in demand thus we can contribute to the society in positive ways, but we are highly marginalized. And the Government especially, and some uninformed people in the society discriminate against deported migrants (deportees) for arcane reasons. I write about the issues and challenges that some deported migrants have to deal with, the problems that some 'unreformed' or desperate ones have caused, the reasons why re-integration and meaningful support is necessary, how I was abducted or unlawfully arrested by the police and wrongfully prosecuted and unlawfully convicted by a state prosecutor, and how I was sentenced to an illegal term of imprisonment by a presiding judge and then wrongfully or inadvertently deported to Jamaica by the ICE even though I am a veteran of the US Army with a service-connected injury. The IIRIRA of 1996 is a reform of laws that are in need of careful revision in the interest of the 'American Justice' and fairness to non-US citizens who are permanent residents of the United States. A 'must read' edition.

About the Author

Charles `Charlie' Brown was born on October 9, 1964 in Lyssons, St. Thomas, Jamaica. He spent most of his high school years as a member of the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF) and, at age 16+, he became a police cadet and, at age 18, he enlisted in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) prior to him migrating to the United States where he spent a total of nineteen years, altogether. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army with a honourable discharge, and a 'service-connected' injury that he received while serving on active duty. After studying computer science at the South Florida State College (SFSC), where he obtained an associate in arts & applied science degree in computer programming & analysis, he worked for several government agencies as a LAN/WAN engineer, apple certified desktop technician (ACDT), and a help desk administrator. After further studies, he became a certified network administrator (CNA), certified computer service technician (CST), and a certified electronics technician (CET). After the passing of the US- Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA of 1996) on September 30, 1996, he was deported to Jamaica on two divisive U.S.-immigration issues after spending forty months in U.S. confinement, all together. Charlie Brown is pursuing a tertiary degree program of studies that will matriculate in a Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.) in Business & Computer Studies with a concentration in computing with accounting at the University of Technology, Jamaica. And is one of the founding fathers of the National Organization of Deported Migrants (NODM). He is the father of one Jamaican-born and three American-born children. He carry-out volunteer duties at several agencies in Jamaica, where he currently live. To contact the author, he can be reached at email: