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...
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,”...
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...
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...
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...
"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...
"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"
"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...
"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...
"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...
" 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...
"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...
"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...