CNN on Jeb Bush’s “Anchor Baby” Comments (Quoting Gary Chodorow)

MJ Lee of CNN Politics has written “5 Things to Know about the Asian Anchor Baby Controversy,” quoting attorney Gary Chodorow. Jeb Bush was trying to dig himself out from a pile of criticism for using the term “anchor babies.” But his comments at a press conference Monday only brought heaps of new outrage. Defending… Continue reading CNN on Jeb Bush’s “Anchor Baby” Comments (Quoting Gary Chodorow)

Shady Chinese Agencies Promoting U.S. Birth Tourism–Part 3: Policy Responses

This three-part series looks at shady Chinese agencies promoting U.S. birth tourism. Part 1 is an English translation of an investigative report about these agencies by Yicai, a Chinese financial news website. It focuses on the motivations of the intended parents from Mainland China. Part 2 discusses Hong Kong’s struggle with the problem. A crackdown by… Continue reading Shady Chinese Agencies Promoting U.S. Birth Tourism–Part 3: Policy Responses

USCIS Teleconference on Assisted Reproductive Technology Policies

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder listening session on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 1–2:30 p.m. (Eastern) about a policy update on assisted reportoductive technology (ART). This policy update (PA-2014-009) clarifies the definition of “mother” and “parent” under the Immigration and Nationality Act to include gestational legal mothers using… Continue reading USCIS Teleconference on Assisted Reproductive Technology Policies

Enrolling Binational Children in Beijing International Schools: Immigration Law Issues

The school year has just begun in Beijing. But for children of binational couples, it’s not too early to start thinking about immigration-related requirements for enrolling in Beijing international schools next year. In some cases, a child may need to renounce Chinese citizenship in order to become eligible for enrollment. An “international school” [1] is… Continue reading Enrolling Binational Children in Beijing International Schools: Immigration Law Issues

Ministry of Public Security Encourages Whistleblowers to Report on Persons with Dual Nationality

China’s Ministry of Public Security posted this appeal on its website: members of the public with knowledge of family residence registration (hukou) violations should report their tips to the public security bureau. This includes persons who have acquired foreign nationality but failed to cancel their hukou.

A U.S. Citizen Working Abroad Asks about Expeditious Naturalization for Her Husband

Juliana and her husband both work abroad at a U.S. Embassy. She writes to ask about her husband’s eligibility for “expeditious naturalization”: I am a U.S. citizen, and I would my husband to be one too. We both work at the U.S. Embassy in Brazil. We got married in the U.S. in 2007 and moved to… Continue reading A U.S. Citizen Working Abroad Asks about Expeditious Naturalization for Her Husband

Chinese Turning to American Surrogate Mothers

Chinese couples who are unable to have children are turning to a surprising place for help these days: America. By hiring American surrogates, Chinese couples get around a ban on surrogacy in China. Also, by having a child born abroad, parents skirt the one-child policy and get a U.S. passport for their child. These same… Continue reading Chinese Turning to American Surrogate Mothers

Chinese Birth Tourism (Story by Germany’s ARD TV)

Germany’s public broadcaster, ARD, has a story on Chinese birth tourism to the U.S. Karin Dohr interviewed attorney Gary Chodorow for the story. Chodorow says that birth tourism can put couples at risk if they misrepresent the  purprose of their visit to the U.S. Consulate when applying for a visa or to U.S. Customs when entering the… Continue reading Chinese Birth Tourism (Story by Germany’s ARD TV)

Translation: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Release, “How Chinese Citizens Should Deal with Nationality Issues” (Apr. 14, 2008)

Source: China Web Due to global integration and the day-by-day increase of Sino-foreign contacts, nationality problems are arising for Chinese citizens living in Mainland China . Some Mainland Chinese citizens qualify under foreign law to apply for or automatically acquire foreign citizenship (even if they have never been abroad) due to a foreign adoption, foreign… Continue reading Translation: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Release, “How Chinese Citizens Should Deal with Nationality Issues” (Apr. 14, 2008)

Translation: Nationality Law of the People’s Republic of China

(Source: Ministry of Public Security. The English translation is not official.) NATIONALITY LAW OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (Adopted at the Third Session of the Fifth National People’s Congress, promulgated by Order No. 8 of the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on and effective as of September 10, 1980)… Continue reading Translation: Nationality Law of the People’s Republic of China