Here, Mr. Kihuha, have some U.S. law

The government wants a federal court order allowing it to knock David Kihuha out with drugs so they can fly him back to Kenya and turn him over to authorities there.
Kikuha must be sedated, the feds argue, be-cause he is so unruly no airline would accept him as a passenger. He is in a solitary confinement cell in the federal prison in Leavenworth at present. When prison officials come after him to extradite him, he bites, spits, scratches and demands to be put back in prison. Rather than go back to Kenya, he also covers himself with his own excrement, assuring that he will not be removed from the prison while conscious.
Now the thing about Mr. Kikuha, 36, is that he has been in the United States for 13 years on an expired student visa and has been in federal prison for the past 20 months on a refusal-to-leave charge.
Folks, this is no way to run a railroad — or to enforce immigration laws.
It is easy to understand why he, or anyone else without wealth, would rather live in Olathe than most anywhere in Kenya, where the poor live a miserable life and dissenters in any financial bracket face prison or worse.
It is not to easy to accept our government’s dilatory and haphazard enforcement of its laws. He should, of course, have been shipped back home when his student visa expired. Perhaps he would have gone back without protest then; if not, he could have been sent back forcibly without attracting undue attention. The law is, after all, the law.
But justice delayed is justice denied. To be allowed to stay in this country for more than a decade — more than time enough to feel at home — and then be pounced upon and told to go back to a Kenya rife with violence, willingly or else, produced predictable results.
Perhaps Mr. Kihuha should be drugged and dropped on the tarmac in Nairobi to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the rule of law; certainly the United States immigration service should be rebuilt from top to toe and our immigration laws should be enforced when they are violated — not decades later.
(We’ll dwell on U.S. commitment to human rights and human dignity on some later occasion.)

— Emerson Lynn, jr.