Georgetown Day School Event 2019
Georgetown Day School Event – On April 8, 2019, Tyler Christians visited the Georgetown Day School to speak with six 8th grade students currently learning about immigration generally, its motivations, impact, and history in the United States, as well as current legal and illegal immigration processes and issues.
Mr. Christians and the students discussed a variety of topics, such as:
- The U.S. Refugee Admission Program – some of its history and what’s going on today
- USCIS Policy Memos – what they are and their impact on immigration law
- Employment-Based Immigration: Second Preference EB-2 and National Interest Waivers (NIW)
- Student Visas, such as the F-1 Category
- DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
- USCIS Forms and a bit about administrative law
- The Department of Justice and the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR, or Immigration Court) – fun fact: our office is located in the same city, Falls Church, Virginia, as the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge!
- H-1b and H-2b Visas – what they are, and how they differ from each other
- Asylum – its history in the United States, who needs it, and how it works today
- Employment-Based Immigration – more generally, nonimmigrant vs. immigrant visas, and how it differs from Family-Based Immigration
- The Department of Labor – its involvement in Employment-Based Immigration
Thank you to the Georgetown Day School, the faculty, and the students involved in this great event!