A captivating memoir tackling the most talked about issue of 2016: the European immigration crisis
This is the fascinating and thought-provoking life story of one of the UK’s most experienced immigration judges, a man who knows the country’s courtrooms – and the realities of the immigration crisis – inside out
As the western world struggles to cope with the influx of immigrants fleeing tyranny and war, The Making of an Immigration Judge cuts through the hysteria of the headlines to provide a definitive account of the problems facing Europe today – and how we might solve them. With more than a decade’s experience as an immigration judge, James Hanratty has seen the plight of these people first hand and made decisions that changed lives forever.
Part memoir, part meditation, the book is written with humility and humour drawing on a lifetime spent in the justice business. From his early days as a clerk in Derbyshire to working at the House of Lords and the Royal Courts of Justice, Hanratty’s story is at once personable and profound, funny and affecting.