Immigration Law

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Another Giant Falls: Prof. Michael A. Olivas, R.I.P.
Posted on 23 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Friday, April 22, 2022, renowned immigration law scholar and educator Prof. Michael A. Olivas died at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His passing is an incalculable loss for the immigration law community. Prior to the publication of an official obituary... Read More

Tags: daca , olivas , DREAM Act

Expert: DACA Will Survive
Posted on 7 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, Michael D. Shear, New York Times, Dec. 6, 2020 " Michael A. Olivas, a DACA scholar , said he believed the program would survive, at least for several more years. “The Texas challenge is lurking, but the program is safe,”... Read More

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Perchance to DREAM
Posted on 7 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Perchance to DREAM A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA by Michael A. Olivas "The first comprehensive history of the DREAM Act and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) In 1982, the Supreme Court of the United States... Read More

Tags: daca , olivas , DREAM Act

How Can I Get My Papers?
Posted on 5 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Immigrants Rising, Dec. 5, 2019 "Today, Immigrants Rising released a report containing groundbreaking data on undocumented immigrants, How Can I Get My Papers: Lessons from a Decade of Online Legal Intakes for Undocumented Immigrants . Immigrants... Read More

Tags: DREAM Act

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Undocumented Graduates: A Dream Deferred
Posted on 29 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Thousands of University of Texas students are graduating and looking forward to pursuing their careers. Among them are graduates who see nothing but obstacles ahead. On Thursday, more than 40 UT Dream Act students and their supporters held... Read More