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Presidential Portrait: Prosecutorial Discretion during the Obama Administration

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/9781479829224.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the role of prosecutorial discretion in immigration matters during the Obama administration. It analyzes several related memoranda issued by DHS during this period, including a ... More


The Dreamers: Youth Leadership and the Legacy of DACA

Hannah Gill

in The Latino Migration Experience in North Carolina, Revised and Expanded Second Edition: New Roots in the Old North State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646411
eISBN:
9781469646435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646411.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 6 describes the efforts of North Carolina’s “Dreamers,” young undocumented people who were part of a national social movement for immigrants’ rights and access to higher education. Dreamers ... More


Overcoming Fear

Abigail C. Saguy

in Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190931650
eISBN:
9780190931698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931650.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines how the undocumented immigrant youth movement has evoked “coming out as undocumented and unafraid” to mobilize fearful constituents. It discusses the local and state-level ... More


Conclusion

Abigail C. Saguy

in Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190931650
eISBN:
9780190931698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931650.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter considers how things have changed in the second half of the Obama administration and under the Trump administration. It shows how transgender rights activists used the politics of coming ... 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


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


Youth Activism

Carolina Valdivia

in Illegal Encounters: The Effect of Detention and Deportation on Young People

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479887798
eISBN:
9781479860418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479887798.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how “illegality” and immigration status exclude undocumented youth from participating in formal political acts, such as voting and running for office, and may prevent them from ... More


Dreaming across Borders

Deborah A. Boehm

in Illegal Encounters: The Effect of Detention and Deportation on Young People

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479887798
eISBN:
9781479860418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479887798.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter chronicles the in-between position of Dreamers, or undocumented migrant youth who were born outside of the United States, but have lived in the United States for many years and consider ... More


Reflections: Still Dreaming

Margarita Salas-Crespo

in Illegal Encounters: The Effect of Detention and Deportation on Young People

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479887798
eISBN:
9781479860418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479887798.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Margarita Salas-Crespo came to the United States as an undocumented immigrant at the age of ten. Despite language barriers and without access to U.S. citizenship, she excelled in every way. Living as ... 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


Our Shadow Immigration System

Adam B. Cox and Cristina M. Rodríguez

in The President and Immigration Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190694364
eISBN:
9780197520680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694364.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter explains how legal and institutional developments in immigration enforcement coincided with the dramatic acceleration of illegal immigration during the final third of the twentieth ... More


Controlling the Enforcement Bureaucracy

Adam B. Cox and Cristina M. Rodríguez

in The President and Immigration Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190694364
eISBN:
9780197520680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694364.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter demonstrates how the President’s control over immigration policy depends intimately on the structure and culture of the enforcement bureaucracy. These features of the bureaucracy in turn ... More


5 Presidential Portrait: Prosecutorial Discretion during the Obama Administration

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/9781479829224.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the role of prosecutorial discretion in immigration matters during the Obama administration. It analyzes several related memoranda issued by DHS during this period, including a ... More


Achieving Health Equity for Immigrants and Their Children

Alonzo L. Plough

in Culture of Health in Practice: Innovations in Research, Community Engagement, and Action

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190071400
eISBN:
9780190071431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071400.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter presents a data-based portrait of American immigrants. Nearly 44 million immigrants live in the United States, and their health, and that of their children, is directly affected by their ... More


Make Room in the Circle: Undocumented Youth Bridge Electoral and Movement Politics

Wesley C. Hogan

in On the Freedom Side: How Five Decades of Youth Activists Have Remixed American History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652481
eISBN:
9781469652504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652481.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

During the 1990s and into the 2000s, three basic barriers prevented undocumented youth from achieving major milestones of independence—acquiring a driver’s license, submitting college applications, ... More


Immigration Policy in the United States

Tom K. Wong

in The Politics of Immigration: Partisanship, Demographic Change, and American National Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190235307
eISBN:
9780190235338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190235307.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides a primer on United States immigration policy. It discusses legal admissions policies, border security policies, interior immigration enforcement policies, and immigrant ... More


Social Rights Beyond Borders: Return, Reintegration, and the 1.5 Generation

Alexandra Délano Alonso

in From Here and There: Diaspora Policies, Integration, and Social Rights Beyond Borders

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190688578
eISBN:
9780190688615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190688578.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This chapter examines variations in diaspora policies across generations and migration status, considering changes in migrants’ precarious status from the perspective of the DACA (Deferred Action for ... More


Conclusion: Prospects for Earned Citizenship in a New Restrictionist Era

Michael J. Sullivan

in Earned Citizenship

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190918354
eISBN:
9780190918385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190918354.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This conclusion reflects upon President Trump’s stances on immigration and citizenship in the first year of his administration. I frame recent developments in the historical context of a nation that ... More


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