[In 1981 Dennis Brutus was served with a deportation order from the Immigration and Naturalization Service ...]
by Africa Network
Evanston, Illinois, United States
September 19, 1988
The statement says in 1981 Dennis Brutus was served with a deportation order from the Immigration and Naturalization Service and waged a battle over the next three years, without relinquishing his South African citizenship, for political asylum in the United States. The statement says he was granted political asylum on September 6, 1983; we consider the asylum victory a people’s victory; it was only through the support of a dedicated legal team, and thousands of people internationally from all walks of life, who opposed the deportation that the victory was realized. The statement reproduces a newspaper report "Focus: Chicago Area". The statement discusses South Africa's expulsion from Olympic competition and Northwestern University.
Used by permission of former members of Africa Network.
Collection: Selma Waldman collection on the Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid (SCCA), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections