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Immigration Law

Expert: UC Berkeley Should Settle OPT Lawsuit

Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed, Mar. 19, 2021

"A former international student at the University of California, Berkeley, is suing the institution for misinforming him of a deadline for applying for authorization to work in the U.S. and costing him his “dream job” in New York. The student alleges the university's admitted error triggered a chain of events that led to him being arrested by U.S. immigration enforcement agents and escorted to a Brazil-bound plane in shackles and handcuffs. ... Michael A. Olivas, a professor emeritus at the University of Houston Law Center and an expert on higher education and immigration law, said he believes Berkeley should settle with Faria. “I think the university made a mistake here, if the facts as pleaded are correct,” Olivas said. “I’m assuming these people missed it in good faith, but there’s a certain point at which either you’re wrong or right, and I think they need to step up and correct this.” "

- Prof. Michael A. Olivas