A Harvard student was arrested by immigration authorities and faces an immigration hearing next month. The student has admitted he is an illegal immigrant. He was arrested after trying to board a plane from San Antonio to Boston, using a consulate card from Mexico and his student ID.
The student has generated an outpouring of support, from social media groups, to Harvard officials, who said "Eric Balderas has already demonstrated the discipline and work ethic required for rigorous university work, and has, like so many of our undergraduates, expressed an interest in making a difference in the world . . . ."