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Immigration Law

Judge Hanen's Order to 'Out' DACA Grantees Raises Privacy Concerns - Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, May 23, 2016 - "Much of the press coverage on Judge Hanen’s May 19 order has focused on the order’s scolding. But equally, if not more alarming, are the implications of Judge Hanen’s demand on the Department of Justice to provide a list of individuals granted DACA under the 2014 directive. According to the order: “This list should include all personal identifiers and locators names, addresses, “A” file numbers and all available contact information, together with the date the three-year renewal of approval was granted.” If the order has a legal effect, unleashing a list of names and A-numbers raises privacy concerns and has the potential to instill greater fear in a community that is already vulnerable to the delay caused by the Texas litigation and announcements by the government to use raids as a tool to detain and deport adults and children who purportedly fall within its enforcement priorities."

- Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia