2018-2019 News

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.