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Beyond Deportation

Anthropology and Law

The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

A Critical Introduction

SHOBA SIVAPRASAD WADHIA Foreword by LEON WILDES The first book to describe the history, theory, and application of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law 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 pursuant to INS’s (now DHS’s) policy of prosecutorial discretion, the first moment that the prosecutorial discretion policy became public knowledge. Today, prosecutorial discretion is more widely known 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. In Beyond Deportation 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 ignored, improved transparency about the cases involving prosecutorial discretion, and recognition of “deferred action” in the law as a formal benefit. “This timely review of immigration prosecutorial discretion will be very valuable to those interested in immigration law….an essential resource.” —Choice

SHOBA 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. LEON WILDES is founder and senior partner of the New York based immigration law firm, Wildes & Weinberg P.C. MAY 2017 240 PAGES • 17 black & white illustrations PAPER • 978-1-4798-7005-9 • $28.00S (£22.99) In the Citizenship and Migration in the Americas series LAW • POLITICAL SCIENCE 20

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Mark goodale

Anthropology And lAw A CritiCAl introduCtion

An introduction to the anthropology of law that explores the connections between law, politics, and technology

From legal responsibility for genocide to rectifying past injuries to indigenous people, the anthropology of law addresses some of the crucial ethical issues of our day. Over the past twenty-five years, anthropologists have studied how new forms of law have reshaped important questions of citizenship, biotechnology, and rights movements, among many others. Meanwhile, the rise of international law and transitional justice has posed new ethical and intellectual challenges to anthropologists. Foreword by

Sally engle Merry

Anthropology and Law provides a comprehensive overview of the anthropology of law in the post-Cold War era. Mark Goodale introduces the central problems of the field and builds on the legacy of its intellectual history, while a foreword by Sally Engle Merry highlights the challenges of using the law to seek justice on an international scale. The book’s chapters cover a range of intersecting areas including language and law, history, regulation, indigenous rights, and gender. For a complete understanding of the consequential ways in which anthropologists have studied, interacted with, and critiqued the ways and means of law, Anthropology and Law is required reading. “Vivid and accessible...” —David Nelken, King’s College London

MARK GOODALE is Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Lausanne. He is the author or editor of eight books, including Human Rights at the Crossroads. SALLY ENGLE MERRY is Silver Professor of Anthropology at New York University. MAY 2017 320 PAGES • 1 black & white illustration PAPER • 978-1-4798-9551-9 • $35.00S (£28.99) CLOTH • 978-1-4798-3613-0 • $99.00X (£82.00) ANTHROPOLOGY • LAW 1.800.996.NYUP

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