Feds Raid Birth Tourism Businesses in Southern California (BBC Interviews Gary Chodorow)

Feds Raid Apartments for Birth TouristsOn March 3, 2015, federal law enforcement officers executed search warrants at about 37 Southern California locations in what is potentially the biggest federal criminal case to date against birth tourism agencies. Continue reading Feds Raid Birth Tourism Businesses in Southern California (BBC Interviews Gary Chodorow)

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

visa-law-news-briefsDestination China: The Country Adjusts to Its New Migration Reality (Heidi Østbø Haugen for the Migration Policy Institute, Mar. 4): China’s place in the global migration order has been transformed by three decades of rapid economic development. Policies to reform and open the country initiated in 1978 accelerated Chinese emigration and internal migration towards the
industrialized coast. While these flows remain important, another trend has gained momentum: Increasing numbers of foreigners are making their
way to China. / (Cites this blog). Continue reading Quick Takes on U.S. and China Visa Law News

Employment Authorization for H-4 Spouses: Final Rule Published

Rosie with H-4 EADU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a final rule allowing certain H-4 spouses of H-1B temporary work visa holders to apply for an employment authorization document (EAD) beginning May 26, 2015. To minimize delays, eligible H-4 spouses should contact our law firm now to begin preparing the required application and supporting evidence.

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Vice Media on Exploitation of English Teachers in China (Quoting Gary Chodorow)

Disney EnglishVice 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)

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

Job Opening: Bilingual Paralegal (Beijing, Shanghai, or Shenyang)

job_openingThe 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)