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FEATURING José Orduña – Anyone who has navigated through the US’s complicated immigration process knows how dehumanizing it is. Dismissive statements about how undocumented immigrants should simply get in line reveal an ignorance about the inhumanity of our system of legal immigration. Writing about his own journey through that system in a new memoir is my guest Jose Orduna. In his book The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration and Displacement, Orduna shares in personal and political terms, what it means to belong emotionally, morally, and legally to a country.

José Orduña is a graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and author of The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration and Displacement. He was born in Córdoba, Veracruz, and emigrated to Chicago when he was only 2.

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