Category Archives: Immigration law

Providing Alcohol to Minors

The penalties for individuals who provide or sell alcohol to minors, or persons under the age of 21, can be harsh. Making alcohol available to minors is a Class A misdemeanor offense. Conviction on a Class A misdemeanor can result in a jail sentence of up to one year, a fine of up to $4,000, or both. These individuals also will lose their driver’s licenses for up to 180 days following the date of their convictions. Furthermore, adults who are over the age of 21 (other than parents or guardians) can be financially responsible for any damages caused by a minor under the age of 18 due to intoxication. This liability exists if the adults knowingly provided alcohol to a minor or allowed a minor to be served alcohol on property that they owned or leased.   Providing Alcohol to Minors Charges of providing alcohol to minors often result from bartenders, liquor store owners, and hosts of parties who intentionally serve minors with alcohol. On college campuses, students who….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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George Mason receives $1.1 million from the Koch Foundation for research on immigration, labor market

From a press item from George Mason University: "George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government has received a $1.1 million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation to pursue research on immigration, population change and labor markets. The five-year….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Urban Institute: "Part of Us: A Data-Driven Look at Children of Immigrants" (March 2019)

The Urban Institute has released "Part of Us: A Data-Driven Look at Children of Immigrants" (March 2019): "Shedding light on the children of immigrants who are shaping this country’s future March 14, 2019 One out of every four children in….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Start of FY 2020 H-1B Cap Season

The start of the FY 2020 H-1B cap season begins on April 1, 2019. This year, USCIS will offer premium processing services in a two-phased approach to avoid temporary suspension of the service. Change of Status H-1B Cap Petitions Starting April 1, FY 2020 cap-subject H-1B petitioners requesting a change of status on their Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, may request premium processing by concurrently filing Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service. However, to prioritize data entry for cap-subject H-1B petitions, USCIS will not begin premium processing for these petitions immediately. USCIS will begin premium processing for these petitions no later than May 20, 2019 and will notify the public before premium processing begins for these petitions. If a petitioner does not file Form I-907 concurrently with an FY 2020 H-1B cap-subject petition requesting a change of status, the petitioner must wait until premium processing begins to….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Events & Opportunities: A Few More March & April 2019

Discussion panel: Reporting on Migration from Obama to Trump, Denver, 22 March 2019 [info]- Will also be livestreamed.CFP: Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration [info]- Submission deadline is 24 March 2019.Call for expressions of interest: Evaluations of UK Home Office Country Information Products [info]- Reviewers sought for specific Ethiopia and Jamaica reports as well as for coverage of sexual orientation and gender identity issues in country products. Apply by 26 March 2019.Discussion panel: Dignity in Displacement: From Rhetoric to Reality, Geneva, 27 March 2019 [info]- Will also be livestreamed.Lecture: US Immigration Policy in the Trump Era: What's New for Refugees?, Cairo, 27 March 2019 [info]Seminar: Asylum and the Alliance: How the United States and Australia Negotiate Refugee Protection, Washington, DC, 27 March 2019 [info]Course: 2019 South Asia Short Course on Refugee Rights and Advocacy, Kathmandu, 13-17 June 2019 [info]- Application deadline extended to 1 April….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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