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Twice As Many Expatriates Leaving China Than Arriving, Moving Company Says (Wall Street Journal, Feb. 9): A new study by UniGroup Relocation, which moves over 260,000 families peryear worldwide for work, suggests that twice as many people moved out of China than into the country in 2014.
Wealthy Chinese Are Fleeing the Country Like Mad (ChinaFile, Feb. 3): A set of infographics by David Barrera. Continue reading Quick Takes on U.S. and China Visa Law News
China’s visa waiver program allows a traveler arriving at a designated airport to stay within a specified geographic area for 72 hours visa-free. Continue reading China’s 72-Hour Visa Waiver Program (Updated)
Vice Media yesterday published a story about English teachers in China without proper visas, The Chinese ESL-Industrial Complex: How English Teachers in China Are Lied to and Exploited. The story quotes me in a couple places. Continue reading Vice Media on Exploitation of English Teachers in China (Quoting Gary Chodorow)
The H-1B season is off and running! With a strong U.S. employment report, this may well be another lottery year. I am recommending that all petitions be ready for submission by March 31 to ensure they make the cut of petitions considered. Continue reading Top 5 Mistakes Employers Make When Sponsoring H-1B Temporary Workers
The paralegal will work under lawyer supervision to manage all steps of U.S. immigration cases. This includes nonimmigrant visas (e.g., B, H, L, O), permanent residence (e.g., through family, investment, or employment), and naturalization. Continue reading Job Opening: Bilingual Paralegal (Beijing, Shanghai, or Shenyang)
Police in Handan, Hebei province, are investigating the disappearance of more than 100 Vietnamese women who married local bachelors and had been living in local villages. They vanished at the end of November, according to several news sources. Continue reading China Police Search for 100 Missing Vietnamese Brides (Updated)
This infographic succinctly captures rising Chinese tourism, study abroad, and property purchases in the U.S. Continue reading Infographic: Chinese Tourists, Students, and Property Purchases in U.S.
Few places in the world display greater diversity than the district of Xiaobei in Guangzhou. In the local mosque, founded by a Silk Road trader who was Prophet Mohammed’s uncle, Friday prayers bring together Muslims from China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and West and North Africa. On Sundays, a dozen informal churches run by Africans promise congregants eternal salvation and this-worldly wealth. Believers and non-believers rub shoulders as they barter in Xiaobei’s busy alleys and trading malls. I have done research among African traders here for five years, and the area still fascinates me greatly. Continue reading “Use Science to Fight Ebola”: Guangzhou Policy Towards African Migrants
President Obama’s executive actions on immigration reform will be released in the coming days, weeks, and months. Here is a preliminary summary based in part on White House briefings to the American Immigration Lawyers Association: Continue reading Summary of Obama’s Executive Actions on “Immigration Accountability”