Welcome Home: A Memoir
Welcome Home chronicles the true life events and episodes of one man’s experiences from his native land, to this incredible country.
The journey began in a different time and place, where nationwide events elsewhere captured the world’s attention and forever changed a country. These events also caused a chain reaction that led some to America.
Arriving in the United States as a legal permanent resident, under the protection of political asylum, at the age of two, the journey continued. Along with his parents, and four siblings, Jude Ezeilo grew up in several cities and states, experiencing and enjoying all that this great nation had to offer.
As a teenager in high school, he was faced with a decision, and chose a course of action that would irrevocability change his life when he became an adult. The repercussions of that choice were fully realized years later when the government of the only home that he had ever know initiated proceedings for his removal and deportation.
Given the current climate in this country regarding Immigration reform, and the often mentioned “broken system”, Welcome Home exposes an additional demoralizing element of this concept that often goes unmentioned. With the challenges faced along his journey, Mr. Ezeilo’s experiences uniquely qualify him to shed light on this untold dimension of the broken system. This story is one of loss and pain, joy and regret, life and growth. It is a true American story.