After working for two prestigious law firms, in 2005, Shah Peerally opened the Law Offices of Shah Peerally which will ultimately become the Shah Peerally Law Group PC. In 2010, Shah started a radio show on AM radio KLOK 1170 AM and an online radio at www.AttorneyOnAir.com. His radio shows are known for informing thousands about the law especially immigration law. In the same spirit of helping the community, in 2011 Shah started a the Shah Peerally Productions Inc. The company gained momentum by releasing three movies including one full feature film and two short dramas, two of which were selected for the movie festivals. All the movies cover immigration law problems and other socially sensitive issues such as domestic violence, INA 221g Administrative Processing and Immigration Fraud.
Today Shah is considered one of the most respected attorneys of his time. He has been featured as an expert on major TV networks such as NDTV, Times now and his work published several major newspapers. He has been rated by Avvo.com as a Superb attorney with a perfect 10/10 score, and in 2013 was selected as a Rising Star by Superlawyers.com. With his social activism, Shah hopes to improve the lives of the immigrants through education and advocacy. Shah just published his first book, The Immigration Lawyer-Asylum.
Shah’s new book, “The Immigration Lawyer Asylum,” seems to have all the ingredients to keep the reader captivated. Being an attorney author, he wants to use his book to create awareness on the present immigration issues. In this book, he covers immigration law, hate crimes and other sensitive issues.
The book is fascinating especially because it has realistic law notions embedded into a fiction novel. “The Immigration Lawyer Asylum” was written from a lawyer author’s perspective, and all the US immigration points mentioned between the lines have been experienced by Shah Peerally. From his immigration and visa lawyer experience, Shah created an amazing work of fiction which in an entertaining way will help the existing and new immigrants as well. The American dream is not the same for everybody, and the land of opportunities comes with its difficulties and can sometimes be an American nightmare. The situation is worse when there is nobody to explain the law and most of the things one should know about the United States of America. This book is recommended to all the American natives who are unaware of the struggle of the immigrants. It also gives an overview of the operations of agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security.
In his eagerness to educate the public, Shah Peerally wrote the book which is both entertaining and useful. Inspired by his real experiences, he created a unique educational work of fiction which is not only captivating but illustrates many of the immigration process.
The main character in the book is Sarah, a corporate lawyer who became an immigration lawyer. Not happy with corporate law, she decides to become an immigration lawyer and decides to fight for immigrants’ rights. She joins SPLG, an immigration law firm in California and ultimately takes up the case of Ahmad. Ahmad is a visitor from Iraq, who despite having a valid entry visa is apprehended at that San Francisco airport on pretext of immigration violations. In fact, the actual motive of his arrest was that he was suspected of being a terrorist. While Ahmad’s story is not a common one,it is still a reflection of the misfortune of many Muslims and Middle Easterners trying to enter the US after the sad events of September 11, 2001. The book not only shows the hardship of these individuals and their lawyers but also the challenges faced by American Muslims or people who look like Muslims.
On a positive note the book praises the triumph of the American legal system and the US Constitution over arbitrary and capricious abuses of power. So one might think that Shah Peerally is trying to put all his hopes and dreams about a better world into a work of fiction. But in fact, through this he is actually trying to depict an a lesser known unique facet of the post 9/11 US immigration system including its strength and its flaws.
The editorial reviews of the book say it all:
Simon Barett From Blogger News review: “…I will however make some general observations. The author clearly understands the subject, and that makes this a great, if too short read. What I enjoyed are some of the nuances, the minor asides. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the life of being a refugee is not an easy one. Ahmad is lucky, he has people to help him, even better, people from other cultures that join for the common good…” ; and Jack Magnus from Readers’ Favorites gives it a 5 Stars: “…I am so impressed by The Immigration Lawyer. This legal thriller by Shah Peerally is entertaining and highly inspirational — and not only for young adults. I’d recommend it for anyone who wants to make a difference, especially law students and young lawyers who aren’t quite sure about their career plans. Peerally sets out the procedural steps by which Sarah helps Ahmad simply and eloquently, and he makes accessible what has always seemed to me to be a very complicated branch of law. ‘The Immigration Lawyer’ also explores the all-too-real plight of immigrants in the U.S. after the 9/11 attacks who have been the victims of hate-crimes, and it does all this in an entertaining graphic novel format. The Immigration Lawyer is remarkable and a definite must-read.”
For those who want to curl up with a good book, “The Immigration Lawyer Asylum” has something for everyone including romance, suspense, and drama while keeping its educational nature. This makes “The Immigration Lawyer Asylum” a book which is a “definite must-read” or it can be listened to on audio.
Series: The Immigration Lawyer
Paperback: 72 pages
Kindle Version: 74 pages
Publisher: Shah Peerally Productions Inc.; 1 edition (February 7, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
“The Immigration Lawyer: Asylum” is available in print priced just $9.99 from http://www.amazon.com/The-Immigration-Lawyer-Asylum-Volume/dp/0615783783/ and is also available as a Kindle download priced $3.07 (Free on KDP Select on specific days)
An audio version will soon be available on www.audible.com.