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Chinese 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
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
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”
The White House has released a fact sheet and infographic on how President Obama is “using his executive authority to increase accountability and fix our broken immigration system.” Continue reading White House Infographic and Fact Sheet on Immigration Reform
The State Department shut down its email system on November 14 after it was reportedly hacked, reports the AP. The department’s worldwide unclassified email system was closed down to repair possible damage, according to spokesman Jeff Rathke: Continue reading State Department Email System Hacked