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- DescriptionThe first book to comprehensively describe the history, theory, and application of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law When Beatles star John Lenn faced deportation from the U.S. in the 1970s, his lawyer Leon Wildes made a groundbreaking argument. He argued that Lenn should be granted npriority status pursuant to INS's (w DHS's) policy of prosecutorial discretion. In U.S. immigration law, the agency exercises prosecutorial discretion favorably when it refrains from enforcing the full scope of immigration law. A prosecutorial discretion grant is important to an agency seeking to focus its priorities on the truly dangerous in order to conserve resources and to bring compassion into immigration enforcement. The Lenn case marked the first moment that the immigration agency's prosecutorial discretion policy became public kwledge. Today, the concept of prosecutorial discretion is more widely kwn in light of the Obama Administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program, a record number of deportations and a stalemate in Congress to move immigration reform. Beyond Deportation is the first book to comprehensively describe the history, theory, and application of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law. It provides a rich history of the role of prosecutorial discretion in the immigration system and unveils the powerful role it plays in protecting individuals from deportation and saving the government resources. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia draws on her years of experience as an immigration attorney, policy leader, and law professor to advocate for a bolder standard on prosecutorial discretion, greater mechanisms for accountability when such standards are igred, improved transparency about the cases involving prosecutorial discretion, and recognition of deferred action in the law as a formal benefit.
- Author BiographyShoba Sivaprasad Wadhia is the Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and the Director of the Center for Immigrants' Rights at Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. Previously, Wadhia was Deputy Director for Legal Affairs at the National Immigration Forum and an associate with Maggio Kattar P.C., both in Washington, D.C. beyonddeportation.com Leon Wildes is founder and senior partner of the New York based immigration law firm, Wildes & Weinberg P.C. He served as the National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association in 1970.
- Author(s)Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
- PublisherNew York University Press
- Date of Publication02/06/2015
- SubjectLaw: General & Reference
- Series TitleCitizenship and Migration in the Americas
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew York University Press
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Foreword byLeon Wildes
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