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Deferred Action: Examining the Jewel (or a Precious Form) of Prosecutorial Discretion

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and Leon Wildes

in Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479829224
eISBN:
9781479807543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829224.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter provides a detailed analysis of “deferred action,” one of the most precious forms of prosecutorial discretion. Once a person is granted deferred action, he or she is eligible to apply ... More


Open Government: Transparency in Prosecutorial Discretion and Why It Matters

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and Leon Wildes

in Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479829224
eISBN:
9781479807543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829224.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter considers the degree to which the immigration agency (and DHS in particular) has publicized information about its prosecutorial discretion programs. This chapter reveals the author’s ... More


4 Deferred Action: Examining the Jewel (or a Precious Form) of Prosecutorial Discretion

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and Leon Wildes

in Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479829224
eISBN:
9781479807543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829224.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter provides a detailed analysis of “deferred action,” one of the most precious forms of prosecutorial discretion. Once a person is granted deferred action, he or she is eligible to apply ... More


Reform: Improving Prosecutorial Discretion in the Immigration System

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and Leon Wildes

in Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479829224
eISBN:
9781479807543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829224.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter provides recommendations for improving prosecutorial discretion in the immigration system. While DHS has dutifully published “priorities” guidance describing the people who should be ... More


The Early Years: The Deportation Case of John Lennon and Evolution of Immigration Prosecutorial Discretion

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and Leon Wildes

in Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479829224
eISBN:
9781479807543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829224.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter provides details on a famous case involving prosecutorial discretion-—the deportation case of John Lennon and the efforts undertaken by his attorney, Leon Wildes, to encourage the ... More


7 Open Government: Transparency in Prosecutorial Discretion and Why It Matters

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and Leon Wildes

in Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479829224
eISBN:
9781479807543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829224.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter considers the degree to which the immigration agency (and DHS in particular) has publicized information about its prosecutorial discretion programs. This chapter reveals the author’s ... More


Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

Shoba Wadhia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479829224
eISBN:
9781479807543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829224.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

When Beatles star John Lennon faced deportation from the U.S. in the 1970s, his lawyer, Leon Wildes, made a groundbreaking argument. He argued that Lennon should be granted “nonpriority” status ... More


8 Reform: Improving Prosecutorial Discretion in the Immigration System

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and Leon Wildes

in Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479829224
eISBN:
9781479807543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829224.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter provides recommendations for improving prosecutorial discretion in the immigration system. While DHS has dutifully published “priorities” guidance describing the people who should be ... More


2 The Early Years: The Deportation Case of John Lennon and Evolution of Immigration Prosecutorial Discretion

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and Leon Wildes

in Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479829224
eISBN:
9781479807543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829224.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter provides details on a famous case involving prosecutorial discretion-—the deportation case of John Lennon and the efforts undertaken by his attorney, Leon Wildes, to encourage the ... More


Becoming Allies in Eradicating Long-Standing Legal Barriers

Ana Nobleza Siscar and Sahng-Ah Yoo

in Undocumented and in College: Students and Institutions in a Climate of National Hostility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276165
eISBN:
9780823277186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276165.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter provides a streamlined account of the laws and policies most relevant to undocumented students in higher education. It begins by first contextualizing the legal discussion on educational ... More


Prosecutorial Discretion: A Mechanism for Balancing Competing Goals

Marjorie S. Zatz and Nancy Rodriguez

in Dreams and Nightmares: Immigration Policy, Youth, and Families

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520283053
eISBN:
9780520958890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283053.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter untangles the tensions leading to, and at times undermining, the use of prosecutorial discretion in immigration enforcement. In response to the mounting immigration crisis and in the ... More


Legislative Inaction and Executive Action: Mixed Status Families, the Dreamer Movement, and DACA

Marjorie S. Zatz and Nancy Rodriguez

in Dreams and Nightmares: Immigration Policy, Youth, and Families

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520283053
eISBN:
9780520958890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283053.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

From the perspective of immigrant advocates, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has been the high point of the Obama administration. By providing protection against the threat of ... More


Dreams and Nightmares: Immigration Policy, Youth, and Families

Marjorie S. Zatz and Nancy Rodriguez

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520283053
eISBN:
9780520958890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283053.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Dreams and Nightmares takes a critical look at the challenges and dilemmas of immigration policy and practice in the absence of comprehensive immigration reform. The experiences of children and youth ... More


The Afterwardsness of Trauma and the Theory of Seduction

John Fletcher

in Freud and the Scene of Trauma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254590
eISBN:
9780823260973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254590.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 begins with a tracing of the distinction between traumatic and auxiliary scenes in the cases of Katharina and Lucy R and its evolution into the concept of afterwardsness / deferred action ... More


Heine and Freud: Deferred Action and the Concept of History

Willi Goetschel

in Freud and Monotheism: Moses and the Violent Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823280025
eISBN:
9780823281626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280025.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Freud’s Moses and Monotheism engages in a critical examination of the function of deferred action for the construction of narratives of tradition. This paper explores how Freud’s study illustrates ... More


Stratification by Immigration Status: Contradictory Exclusion and Inclusion after Health Care Reform

Heide Castañeda

in Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479897001
eISBN:
9781479834402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897001.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Heide Castañeda’s chapter highlights the fact that immigrant groups in the United States are not monolithic, but instead stratified by many chaotic bureaucratic categories. Using three case studies ... More


Dissociation and Decapitation

Peter L. Rudnytsky

in Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757850
eISBN:
9780804768450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757850.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In his 1921 essay “The Metaphysical Poets,” T. S. Eliot proposed a theory of the “dissociation of sensibility” in seventeenth-century English poetry. This chapter examines his theory as a watershed ... More


Immigration

Lucas A. Powe Jr.

in America's Lone Star Constitution: How Supreme Court Cases from Texas Shape the Nation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297807
eISBN:
9780520970014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297807.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Supreme Court cases that were filed over the issue of immigration in Texas. Undocumented immigrants pay in-state tuition at Texas's public universities. The state led the charge ... More


Introduction and Historical Context

Marjorie S. Zatz and Nancy Rodriguez

in Dreams and Nightmares: Immigration Policy, Youth, and Families

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520283053
eISBN:
9780520958890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283053.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Throughout its history, the United States has wrestled with its immigration policy and practice. These debates play out on national and local stages in the form of moral panics about immigration and ... More


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