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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


Coming Out as Coalitional Gesture?

Karma R. Chávez

in Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038105
eISBN:
9780252095375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038105.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses how appropriation of the LGBTQ rights strategy offers a unique way for understanding how coalitional rhetorics can both gesture to inclusionary and utopian politics and offer ... 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


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


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


Undocumented Testimony: American DREAMers

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062594
eISBN:
9780813051611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062594.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter considers recent life narratives by undocumented youth who are activists for the DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act, including the UCLA students’ compilation ... More


Sticking to the Script: The Battle over Representations

Sujatha Fernandes

in Curated Stories: The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190618049
eISBN:
9780190618087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618049.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Culture

This chapter looks at how storytelling was used by mainstream immigrant rights groups to produce an aspiring class of upwardly mobile and self-reliant undocumented youth while defusing broader ... More


Self-Care and Solidarity: The Undocumented Immigrant Youth Movement

Ala Sirriyeh

in The Politics of Compassion: Immigration and Asylum Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781529200423
eISBN:
9781529200447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200423.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines how a shift from the notion of compassion that is felt at a distance to a practice of compassion as suffering with one another in solidarity has been achieved by 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


Senate Bill 1070: Wagers of Loveand Fear at the Border

Ananda Rose

in Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890934
eISBN:
9780199949793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890934.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the murder of southern Arizonan rancher, Robter Krentz, and how it served as a political tipping point in the immigration debate in Arizona, leading to the passing of the ... More


A Pragmatic Proposal for Immigration Reform

Ediberto Román and Michael A. Olivas

in Those Damned Immigrants: America's Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776575
eISBN:
9780814776582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776575.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines different views on how to resolve the so-called immigration crisis in the United States and offers a pragmatic and economically sound proposal for immigration reform, with ... More


Immigration’s Effects on State and Local Economies

Ediberto Román and Michael A. Olivas

in Those Damned Immigrants: America's Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776575
eISBN:
9780814776582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776575.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the effects of undocumented immigration on local and state economies as well as the objections to immigration often made at the state or local level. It first reviews studies on ... More


Earned Citizenship through Military Service

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/9780190918354.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter uses the civic republican tradition as a theoretical lens to examine how previously excluded groups were able to draw on their wartime service to demand equal treatment as citizens and ... 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


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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