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...
"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"
"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...
"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...
"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...
" 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 .
"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...
"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...
"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
"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...
"Calling the nation’s immigration laws “sorely outdated and in need of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...
"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...
[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...
"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...
"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...