Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is perhaps the most-cited legal scholar of the twentieth century. His reputations for brilliance and for rudeness are both on display in his concurring opinion in Arias v. Lynch (7th Cir. 2016). Continue reading Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude: Posner’s Blistering Concurrence in Arias v. Lynch (7th Cir. 2016)
Hoping to Work in China? If You’re a Class C Foreigner, It May Be Tough (Didi Kirsten Tatlow for the New York Times, Sept. 21): Another preview of the unified work permit for foreigners.
Unified Work Permit for Foreigners on Way (China Daily, Sept. 9): China plans to combine the existing two tracks to obtain work authorization into a single process. Currently, one track involves applying to the Human Resources and Social Security Bureau for a work permit (就业证), and the other track involves applying to the Foreign Expert Bureau for a foreign expert permit (专家证). The new process will result in issuance of an ID card with a unique ID number for the foreign worker. A pilot program will begin in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Hebei, Anhui, Shandong, Guangdong, Sichuan, and Ningxia beginning in
October. Continue reading Quick Takes on U.S. & China Visa Law News
This article discusses the requirements and procedures for admission to the U.S. as a nonimmigrant. It also covers your responsibilities in order to maintain legal nonimmigrant status. It’s important to be familiar with these responsibilities because a violation may make you ineligible for extension of status or change of status, ineligible for adjustment to lawful permanent resident status, and in some cases deportable from and inadmissible to the United States. Continue reading Nonimmigrants: Admission, Rights, and Responsibilities
Foreign entrepreneurs would have an easier time starting businesses in the U.S. under proposed regulations released Aug. 26 by the Department of Homeland Security, according to Bloomberg. Continue reading USCIS Proposes Rule to Allow Parole for Certain Start-Up Entrepreneurs
Did you think the Cold War was over? The U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act still makes ineligible for permanent residence and citizenship certain persons who have been members of or affiliated with the Communist Party. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has some 80 million members, so this ground of ineligibility is a key issue for immigration lawyers representing Chinese clients.
The Bilingual Administrator will be responsible for administration in our law firm’s Shenyang office. Continue reading Job Opening: Bilingual Administrator (Shenyang)
1970年，美国国会认识到当时配偶签证种类的不足，因此设立了K-1未婚夫（妻）签证。在设立K-1签证之前，美国公民可以选择在美国之外的其他国家结婚，然后以婚姻为基础申请外籍配偶的移民签证。此 Continue reading K-1签证指南
签证申请人一旦被拒签就可能感到困惑不解、懊恼沮丧，而且签证官可能不愿意或者没办法就拒签的理由及解决拒签问题的各种方法做出适当解释。那么律师的作用是什么呢？美国大使馆和领事馆的签证 Continue reading 领事拒签后的选择
Bloomberg is reporting that the Chinese government is planning to create a new agency to regulate immigration. The agency would be formed by “merging and expanding the ministry’s border control and exit-entry administration bureaus and could be set up before year-end.” The story cites as its only source “people with knowledge of the plans.” Continue reading China Planning New Agency to Regulate Immigration
Several media outlets reported this week on two teenagers who applied for mainland Chinese visas in Toronto but were denied. The Chinese Consulate did not explain the denials, but apparently the reason was that although the teenagers were born in Canada and hold Canadian passports, they had acquired Chinese nationality at birth through their parents born in Hong Kong, so should travel on Chinese travel documents. Continue reading Non-Scandal? Dual Chinese-Canadian Nationals Denied Chinese Visas