Immigration Law

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Tilting at Windmills and the Rule of Law - Prof. Michael A. Olivas on DACA
Posted on 21 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Michael A. Olivas, Sept. 21, 2017 - "For over 35 years, I have taught Immigration Law and Higher Education Law as a professor at the UH Law Center. I have spent most of my professional life and personal commitment to improving life for immigrants... Read More

Podcast: Bloomberg EDU - Bello, Olivas, Hauser on Immigration Laws, Youth, DREAM Act
Posted on 17 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Kemi Bello, an American-educated, undocumented immigrant from Nigeria, Michael A. Olivas, a law professor at the University of Houston and "No Undocumented Child Left Behind" author, and Brooke Hauser, "The New Kids" ... Read More

DREAMs of a education
Posted on 13 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a nondescript room on the University of Texas campus, about 20 students chattered and laughed before Daniel Olvera called the meeting to order. One by one, they introduced themselves: the mechanical engineering major who's building... Read More

U.C. Berkeley Math Club President Takes DREAM Act Case to YouTube
Posted on 15 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Terrence Park has done plenty of work - in laundries, in restaurants and tutoring in private homes - to realize his dream of getting a college education. But the 24-year-old UC Berkeley math club leader and biostatistics major from South Korea said... Read More

A Comparison of the DREAM Act and Other Proposals for Undocumented Youth
Posted on 1 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Each year, approximately 65,000 undocumented students graduate from American high schools. While many hope to pursue higher education, join the military, or enter the workforce, their lack of legal status places those dreams in jeopardy and... Read More

Tags: DREAM Act

DREAMer escapes deportation...for now
Posted on 5 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Rodrigo Cruz , a 16-year-old high school student preparing for deportation, walked into an immigration office in Charlotte on Tuesday with a $155 bus ticket to Mexico and walked out with permission to stay temporarily in the United States . ... Read More

Angelo Paparelli: If I had a son, he'd look like a DREAMer
Posted on 1 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last week I ventured into an alternate reality. Like the child, Alice, descending through the rabbit hole, I engaged on immigration with Executive-Branch officials, immigration lawyers , members of Congress, including the indefatigable champion... Read More

Romney pledges to veto federal DREAM Act for immigrants
Posted on 1 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Romney, apparently seeking to burnish his anti-immigration credentials before conservative voters, made a comment that one of President Obama’s top political advisers suggested could hurt him in a general election contest. For the first... Read More

Tags: romney , veto , DREAM Act

A Teenager's Suicide Spurs DREAM Activists
Posted on 1 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"One evening this week on the sprawling University of Texas campus, a small group of DREAMers — the moniker for undocumented college students lobbying for passage of the DREAM Act — solemnly painted posters for an upcoming campaign... Read More

DREAM or NIGHTMARE? Why Congress Should Reject a Military-Only Version of the DREAM Act
Posted on 16 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Problems with a military-only DREAM Act range from the practical to the philosophical. For example, Representative Rivera’s bill would require people to enlist within nine months; otherwise they would lose their eligibility under the... Read More

Napolitano touts border crackdown, urges support for Dream Act
Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Calling the nation’s immigration laws “sorely outdated and in need of revision,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano pressed Monday for passage of the DREAM Act, saying it is the most-urgently needed change to immigration... Read More

Leave Those Kids Alone! (And Pursue Tax Cheats Instead)
Posted on 3 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Krikorian and others of like mind did not repeat that "all amnesties reward lawbreaking," when the Internal Revenue Service decided this month to waive interest, penalties and audit exposure, and accept only one-tenth of the employment... Read More

Tags: tax , Amnesty , DREAM Act

Immigration Options for DREAMers under EXISTING Law
Posted on 19 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

[Angelo Paparelli's posts just get better and better. This is one of his most informative, hopeful, exciting and important posts yet.] "The DREAMers, after all, are the innocents . They landed here without asking for a life full of challenge... Read More

Rick Perry As Pro-Immigrant? Not Quite, Students Say
Posted on 4 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Students who benefit from the in-state tuition, though grateful for the law, say it does not really allow them to work in many professional settings. Since Perry does not support the federal DREAM Act, his arguments for the in-state tuition... Read More

Deportation looms for DREAMer; so much for prosecutorial discretion!
Posted on 1 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Earlier this year, the Obama Administration terminated NSEERS , a post-911 program that targeted and placed non-citizen Muslim men from over 24 countries in deportation proceedings. But the termination provides no relief for thousands of immigrants... Read More