The President and Deportation: DACA, DAPA, and the Sources and Limits of Executive Authority - Response to Hiroshi Motomura

8 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2016

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Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

The Pennsylvania State University (University Park) – Penn State Law

Date Written: February 22, 2016

Abstract

This Essay is a response to Washburn University School of Law's Foulston Siefkin Lecture, 2015 titled "The President and Deportation: DACA, DAPA, and the Sources and Limits of Executive Authority," delivered by Professor Hiroshi Motomura in March of 2015. Part II of this Essay provides a summary of Professor Motomura's remarks from this author's vantage point. Part III of this Essay analyzes and supports Professor Motomura's conclusion that deferred action is "different" from prosecutorial discretion and elaborates on how deferred action goes one step "further" than prosecutorial discretion.

Keywords: immigration, prosecutorial discretion, DACA, DAPA, deferred action

Suggested Citation

Wadhia, Shoba Sivaprasad, The President and Deportation: DACA, DAPA, and the Sources and Limits of Executive Authority - Response to Hiroshi Motomura (February 22, 2016). Washburn Law Journal, Vol. 55, No. 189, 2016; Penn State Law Research Paper No. 3-2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2736341

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia (Contact Author)

The Pennsylvania State University (University Park) – Penn State Law ( email )

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University Park, PA 16802
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