Quick Takes on U.S. and China Visa Law News

visa-law-news-briefsChinese Tourists Are Flooding Into The US Thanks To A New Visa Rule (Business Insider, Jan. 21): Canada currently sends the most tourists to the U.S., followed by Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Japan. China ranks seventh but is expected to rise four spots by 2019, thanks in part to the recent U.S.-China visa reciprocity agreement. Continue reading Quick Takes on U.S. and China Visa Law News

Top 5 Mistakes Employers Make When Sponsoring H-1B Temporary Workers

error 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

China Police Search for 100 Missing Vietnamese Brides (Updated)

human_traffickingPolice 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)

“Use Science to Fight Ebola”: Guangzhou Policy Towards African Migrants

West African Passengers OnlyFew 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

Summary of Obama’s Executive Actions on “Immigration Accountability”

Immigration ReformPresident 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”

Watch Obama Address on Immigration Reform

ObamaPresident Obama gave an address about his planned executive order for immigration reform in a live speech on Thursday Nov. 20 at 8pm EST (Fri. Nov. 21 at 9am China time). You can watch it at WhiteHouse.gov. (VPN required in China). Continue reading