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I just came across this classified ad on Craigslist seeking a joint sponsor for the Form I-864, Affidavit of Support: Continue reading Is This a Thing? Advertising for an Affidavit of Support Joint Sponsor
Chinese Pregnant Mothers Still Likely to Flock to US to Give Birth, Despite Scrapping of One-Child Policy, Say Industry Insiders (S. China Morning Post, Nov. 27)
China Urged Not to Repatriate North Koreans Caught Trying to Escape (Washington Post, Nov. 21): The United Nations and human rights activists are urging China not to repatriate a group of nine North Koreans who fled their country, warning of the harsh fate that awaits them if sent back. Many returnees to North Korea are placed in prison camps, where the UN complains they are subject to human rights violations. This group managed to cross from North Korea to China, and then to Vietnam, where they were found during a random check and handed over to Chinese police. Continue reading Quick Takes on U.S. and China Visa Law News
Unfortunately, there are occasions when a petitioner who has filed a Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, dies before their relatives immigrate. It may still be possible to complete the immigration process. This article discusses how death alters the normal requirement that the petitioner file a Form I-864, Affidavit of Support. Continue reading Form I-864, Affidavit of Support: What if the Petitioner Dies?
The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Citizenship an Immigration Services has spent more than $1 billion trying to replace its antiquated paper-based approach to managing immigration with a system of online forms. But a decade in, all that officials have to show for the effort is a single online form (I-90, used for renewing or replacing green cards). The other 94 forms can be filed only on paper. Continue reading Dear USCIS: Digitize the Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, Please
Welcome to the new Affidavit of Support Help Center. If you feel that you need some help with the Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, you are not alone. Technical errors with the Form I-864 are among the most common reasons for denial of permanent residence applications.
Chinese birth tourism agencies are commonly misunderstood as taking advantage of a “loopholes” in U.S. law. But they should be viewed as criminal smuggling operations. Continue reading Birth Tourism Agencies As Human Smuggling Operations
In order to facilitate international transit passengers and promote the construction of international aviation hubs, a trial run of a policy of exempting 24-hour direct transit passengers from immigration inspection procedures has started at Beijing Capital International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. This trial was sanctioned by the Ministry of Public Security and announced by the Shanghai General Station of Immigration Inspeciton on October 13, 2015.
According to the U.S. State Department, the top five reasons that immigrant visa applications are denied due to applicants’ failure to bring required documents include: Continue reading Top 5 Reasons Immigrant Visa Applications Are Denied
There is a backlog of nearly 39,000 Chinese nationals who have been ordered deported by the U.S. but who have not been removed because China is dragging its feet in issuing travel documents, according to a story by Mark Hosenball and Tim Reid of Reuters.
One aspect of the story that hasn’t been reported on is that Beijing’s lack of cooperation with repatriations could make Washington rethink its recent agreement to issue 10-year visas to Chinese business visitors and tourists. Continue reading China’s Failure to Repatriate U.S. Deportees Jeopardizes 10-Year Visitor Visa Deal