The Impact of Executive Defiance on Immigrants



What happens if a federal court issues an order in an immigration case, but the government does not obey it? As we’ll learn in this episode, it could mean that a young person who is eligible for relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program cannot have their application processed, or that immigrants will be deported in violation of federal-court orders. Armando Ghinaglia – a law student in Yale Law School’s Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic who has been working on DACA litigation and is a former DACA recipient himself – and Professor Jennifer Lee Koh join us to explain this important issue.

To learn more about this topic, take a look at Professor Jennifer Lee Koh’s Feature, Executive Defiance and the Deportation State, recently published in the Yale Law Journal.