Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted by Inside Higher Ed in “Dream Derailed Leads to Lawsuit Against Berkeley.” The article discusses a lawsuit filed by a former international student of law at the University of California, Berkeley, for allegedly misinforming him of a deadline for applying for work authorization and costing him his “dream job” in New York and his right to remain in the United States, an error that ultimately led to his being arrested in shackles and handcuffs by U.S. immigration enforcement agents and escorted to a plane bound for Brazil, his home country. “We’re generally seeing an increase in OPT [Optional Practical Training] denials for a variety of reasons. That is causing consternation for both international students and international offices at universities. I think that international student advisers feel torn because technically it’s the student’s responsibility to make sure that applications are filed on time, and the application is technically filed by the student, not by the school, so the school cannot be making sure that all applications are filed by the students in a timely manner. Schools do their best most of the time to educate students about all aspects of OPT applications, including filing deadlines, but ultimately it is the student’s responsibility to make sure that the application is filed on time,” Steve said. The article is at