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Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers' Favorite
Author Peter Afrasiabi is an esteemed attorney who has witnessed many injustices, flaws and is frankly baffled by the differences between court systems. As a property attorney, things are cut and dried, equal and just. He sees the constitution being upheld as intended. When he trades to the immigration law arena, the regard for all that is true and fair goes by the wayside. Mr. Afrasiabi uses his own experiences -- true life case study -- to amplify the problem of property, a "thing", being protected better than human beings who are in harm's way. In a language that the common reader can understand, the author takes great strides to make the general public understand that there are holes in a system meant to protect and that something must be done to make it right. He uses Life, Liberty and Property as a solid platform to show us that our court system is somehow turned backward. In fact, our system will expend more energy saving a copyright than investigating the cause of an immigrant coming to our country illegally. Then, the same system that will bare its teeth to protect the ownership of say, a song, will deport the human back to a place where perhaps a death sentence awaits him due to crime or poverty.
I enjoyed this book very much as Peter Afrasiabi obviously writes from his heart, using his vast experience and own ethics as the guideline. He exposes the weakness of a system meant to protect. I applaud him for having the backbone to do so and sincerely wish him the best in all of his endeavors.