published in The New Yorker
Immigration and the penitentiary system are two things that progressive Americans absolutely know need to be reformed. Sirous Asgari, an Iranian scientist, is pressured to become an F.B.I. informant. He doesn't play ball and has the entire system against him. He's thrown into prison for potential trade secrets (from which he is cleared) and then is thrown into the custody of ICE and a dark system that is hidden from the view of common, American citizens.
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