#SaveBasit: From Deportation to Death Sentence

A moral disaster in the making. Please share and consider signing the petition and/or making some other sort of contribution.

Students have launched an urgent campaign to save their teacher who faces the death penalty in Egypt following what human rights groups say was a sham trial to punish him for political activism. His asylum application was just denied and he was put in immigration detention two weeks ago. 

Backgrounder from northjersey.com. Backgrounder from HuffPost. From Carbonated.TV. Editorial from the Newark Star-Ledger. From Jersey City Patch.

Change.org petition, signed by PoT’s own David Riesbeck and yours truly.

I’d like to think that the prospect of an actual death sentence will get as much coverage as the hypothetical hanging that got Kevin Williamson fired from The Atlantic. But I somehow doubt it. These deportation cases have all become a dime a dozen

Meanwhile, ICE/DHS/CBP continue their efforts to solicit my cooperation in recruiting my students for “frontline” employment.

Good morning,

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Frontline will be hosting a webinar on job and internship opportunities for students and recent graduates. The virtual event will feature an overview of Frontline positions, including: Border Patrol Agent, CBP Officer, Air Interdiction Agent, Marine Interdiction Agent, Aviation Enforcement Agent, and Agriculture Specialist. Presenters will provide an overview of the application and hiring process, and a panel of CBP Frontline experts will answer live questions from webinar participants. Please register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CBPfrontline

In addition, last month the Office of Academic Engagement launched a Recruitment Listserv specifically for students and recent graduates. Each month subscribers will receive updates on job and internship opportunities, Q&A with DHS employees, opportunities to tour DHS facilities, upcoming webinars, and more.  Please subscribe here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OAE_Recruitment_GovDelivery_Sign-up

Thank you,

DHS Office of Academic Engagement

I look forward to what would undoubtedly be my crowning achievement as an educator: facilitating the career of the promising student who manages to deport a colleague and get him or her executed, all in the quest to make America great again.

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