Immigration Law

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Prof. Michael A. Olivas, Q.E.P.D.
Posted on 28 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Santa Fe New Mexican, Apr. 28, 2022 "Professor Michael A. Olivas passed to be with our Lord on April 22, 2022. Michael is survived by the love of his life, Dr. Augustina Reyes, to whom he was married for 38 years. His mother Clara A. Olivas, his... Read More

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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 Blasts Texas Tuition Ruling
Posted on 13 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kate McGee, Texas Tribune, Apr. 13, 2022 "A federal judge has ruled that the University of North Texas can’t charge out-of-state American students higher tuition than undocumented Texans who qualify for lower in-state tuition under a 2001... Read More

Expert: UC Berkeley Should Settle OPT Lawsuit
Posted on 19 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

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

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Prof. Michael A. Olivas Named Recipient of 2018 AALS Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and to the Legal Profession
Posted on 7 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AALS - "Michael A. Olivas is known around the Southwest as “the Rock and Roll Law Professor”—a moniker he’s happy to maintain as a lifelong connoisseur of popular music and media. Professor Olivas hosts a weekly radio show... Read More

Pleadings in Georgia DACA Tuition Lawsuit
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski


Prof. Michael A. "Law of Rock and Roll" Olivas Now on Twitter!
Posted on 14 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

You know him as a prominent immigration law and education law professor. But did you know he "also has a regular radio show on the Albuquerque, NM, National Public Radio station KANW, "The Law of Rock and Roll," where he reviews legal... Read More

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

From the Bookshelf: The Scholarship of Michael A. Olivas
Posted on 14 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Law Professor and Accidental Historian is a timely and important reader addressing many of the most hotly debated domestic policy issues of our times—immigration policy, education law, and diversity. Specifically, this book examines the works... Read More

Law Profs to Trump: Keep DACA, It's Legal
Posted on 14 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 14, 2017 - "About 100 immigration law professors signed a letter to President Trump arguing “that the executive branch has legal authority to implement” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals... Read More

Michael A. Olivas: Sweet Home Alabama?
Posted on 13 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The long and winding road of various challenges to the Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, ("H.B. 56"), has begun, and on September 28, 2011, federal Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn issued rulings on the several suits before... Read More

Tags: h.b. 56 , olivas , hb56 , Alabama

Why 'Deferred Action' Isn't Enough
Posted on 25 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Deferred action is a vague and confusing process—and it will probably lead to unscrupulous notarios entering the picture. Under current regulations, individuals whose case has been deferred are eligible to receive employment authorization... Read More

The Congressman Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks: Michael A. Olivas
Posted on 29 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) has written a letter to the Houston Chronicle indicating that I have misunderstood his views on the efficacy and legitimacy of Deferred Action and other forms of prosecutorial discretion, in my November 22, 2014... Read More