DACA’s Five-Year Anniversary: More than 100 Law Professors Support Legality of DACA

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
2 min readAug 13, 2017

On August 14, 2017, I am honored to join 104 law teachers and scholars of immigration on an open letter to President Donald Trump on the legality of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). On the eve of the five-year anniversary of DACA, understanding the legal sources and history for prosecutorial discretion generally and DACA in particular is critical. Below is the full text of the letter.

Letter: https://pennstatelaw.psu.edu/sites/default/files/documents/pdfs/Immigrants/LawProfLetterDACAFinal8.13.pdf

Press conference with Dreamers, immigration advocates and legal experts: http://americasvoice.org/press_releases/dreamers-immigration-advocates-legal-experts-celebrate-fifth-anniversary-daca-outline-next-steps-fight/

InsideHigherEd: https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/08/14/law-professors-%E2%80%98no-question%E2%80%99-daca-legal#.WZGDsq3LoSo.mailto

Penn State: http://news.psu.edu/story/477497/2017/08/14/academics/professor-wadhia-co-authors-letter-trump-legality-daca

AP Story: https://www.apnews.com/d735ce0ca2e648659fc50a6193ed7cbd/Law-scholars-urge-Trump-to-keep-program-for-young-immigrants

Politico: http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-education/2017/08/14/va-warned-arizona-state-regulators-over-for-profit-college-approval-221857

TEXT OF LETTER (BELOW)

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Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

Law professor @PennStateLaw, writes on immigration, diversity & discretion; author of Beyond Deportation and Banned @NYUpress www.beyonddeportation.com