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Kevin R. Johnson's Article "The Flores settlement: A 1985 case that sets the rules for how government can treat migrant children" Published on The Conversation

June 27, 2019
Professor Kevin R. Johnson's article was recently published on The Conversation. What are the basic rules that determine how immigrant children are treated in U.S. immigration detention? The Trump administration’s detention of migrant children in poor conditions along the U.S./Mexico border has repeatedly raised this question.

Joanna Regulska's Commentary Featured in Inside Higher Ed Article

June 25, 2019
Colleges are seeing increases in processing times for international students applying for work authorization through the Optional Practical Training, or OPT, program, leaving some students with job or internship offers unable to take up their positions on time. The times increased after January 2017 when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services removed an internal rule stipulating that it would process requests for employment authorization documents within 90 days. "The bigger issue is why for goodness sakes is it taking so long," Professor Regulska said of OPT processing times. 

PIMSA Request For Proposals For Research And Graduate Student Awards On Migration And Health

June 20, 2019
PIMSA, a collaborative research program between Mexico and the U.S., provides opportunities for research that contributes to the development of evidence-based policies affecting migrants and their health. PIMSA is now accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) for Research Awards and grants for graduate students related to migration and health topics. Please view the full announcement for application details and timelines.

Giovanni Peri's Article Published in JHR

June 17, 2019
Professor Giovanni Peri and Vasil Yasenov's article entitled "The Labor Market Effects of a Refugee Wave" was recently published in The Journal of Human Resources.

Caitlin Patler's Commentary on DACA Featured in Dallas News

May 16, 2019
In a Dallas News article, Assistant Professor of Sociology Caitlin Patler said that DACA’s creation in June 2012 may have allowed recipients to ease up on their fears of deportation and focus on their work and futures

Zachariah Rutledge Interviewed by the Western Farm Press About Farm Labor Issues in California

May 15, 2019
“As a Ph.D. student I had already worked on some immigration issues in my studies, and when this topic surfaced I began looking deeper into the issue and realized that we lacked a lot of good information to properly examine and fully explore the issue,” Rutledge told Western Farm Press in a telephone interview. “I contacted the California Farm Bureau which had conducted a survey in 2017. I felt like we needed to add additional questions to the survey to get a broader picture of the issue, and the CFB agreed to partner with us to conduct the 2019 updated survey.”