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)

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

visa-law-news-briefsChina Dangles Green Cards to Entice Foreign Science Talent (Science, Jan. 27): Will the newly announced 55 programs for recruiting scientific talent be effective? Veteran reporter Mara Hvistendahl reports on divergent experts’ views.

Favorable Visa Policy to Draw Talent (China Daily, Jan. 26): Foreign experts recruited through 55 ministry, province, city, and SOE talent programs can now apply for visas, residence permits, and permanent residence — also called Chinese green cards — under the same standard for experts recruited by the national Recruitment Program of Global Experts (i.e., the 1,000 Talent Plan). / The notice published by the Communist Party’s Organization Department, the Human Resources and Social Security Ministry, and the State Administration for Foreign Expert Affairs is entitled “Notice Regarding Convenient Filing of Visas and Residence for Foreign High-Level Talent Coming to China,”《关于为外籍高层次人才来华提供签证及居留便利备案工作有关问题的通知》.

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

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)

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”