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Summer 2019 Internship Opportunity: U.S. Immigration Law (Shenyang)

This position is no longer open. Our law firm has an internship opportunity in the Shenyang office. The intern will assist our lawyers and staff with projects related to U.S. visa, permanent residence, and nationality law.

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National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival

Chodorow Law Offices will be closed during the upcoming Chinese National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holidays. Sept. 30 (Saturday): Open. Oct. 2-8: Closed. Oct. 9 (Monday): Open. Similarly, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates General will be closed, on the following schedule: Oct. 2-8: Closed. Oct. 9: Closed for Columbus Day (U.S. holiday). Best wishes for…

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Job Opening: Bilingual Administrator (Shenyang)

This position has been filled. The Bilingual Administrator will be responsible for administration in our law firm’s Shenyang office.

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2 Million Page Views. Thank You!

The U.S. & China Visa Law Blog just hit 2 million page views since we started counting in June 2012. For a viral cat video, that’s nothing. But for us, it’s worth celebrating. It’s been a pleasure to participate in a meaningful online dialogue about U.S. and China immigration law and policy. And to spark some great offline professional relationships and…

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

This position has been filled. The 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.

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Internship Opportunity: PRC Immigration Law (Beijing, Shenyang, or Shanghai)

This position has been filled. Our law firm has an internship opportunity in the Beijing, Shenyang, or Shanghai office. The intern will assist our lawyers and staff with projects related to PRC visa, permanent residence, and nationality law.

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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…

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Rolling Stone, “Welcome to Maternity Hotel California” (Quoting Gary Chodorow on Chinese Birth Tourism)

Writing for Rolling Stone, in this long read Benjamin Carlson describes the birth tourism odyssey of one Beijing couple, Peter and Ellie Yang.

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AmCham China White Paper: Visa Policy

The 17th edition of AmCham China’s newly published American Business in China White Paper reflects the collective views of AmCham China’s more than 1,000 member companies on trade and commercial issues that affect the U.S. business community in China. The Visa Policy chapter focuses on:

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Event: PRC Work Visa Issues for Young Professionals

On May 14, AmCham China will host a panel of industry experts to provide an overview of the current regulatory landscape and discuss common visa issues faced by young professionals in China. Continue Reading–>

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South China Morning Post: How Fugitive Chinese Officials Enter the U.S. (Quoting Gary Chodorow)

China announced recently that 40 suspects on a list of 100 wanted fugitives are believed to be hiding in the U.S. The Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection released the list as part of its “Sky Net” anti-corruption operation, as reported by the South China Morning Post.

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Feds Raid Birth Tourism Businesses in Southern California (BBC, USA Today Interview Gary Chodorow)

On 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.

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Why Law Firms Hire Us as Co-Counsel

Laywers from the U.S., China, and internationally–including many members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)–choose to collaborate with our firm on U.S. and China immigration law matters. Why?

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B1/B2 Visa (Visitor for Business or Pleasure) Firm News Temporary Visas

U.S., China Agree on Longer Visa Validity

 The U.S. and China have mutually agreed to increase business and tourist visa validity to 10 years and student and exchange visa validity to 5 years. That according to President Obama’s announcement (video)  on November 10 at the 2014 APEC summit in Beijing. Both governments put the policy into effect immediately. But China hasn’t even fully implemented its prior…

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U.S. & China Visa Law Blog Selected for Danwei Award 2014

We’re honored  that the U.S. & China Visa Law Blog has been selected for a 2014 Danwei Model Worker Award. Danwei, part of the Financial Times group, is a Chinese media and internet research firm that each year recognizes the best websites and blogs about China written in English.

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Webinar: The B-1 Business Visa—How to “B” Resourceful (Oct. 23)

This 90-minute web seminar will be recorded live on October 23, 2014, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time. The B-1 visa for business visitors provides short term business travelers with a unique opportunity. The B-1 option has its benefits, as well as its limitations. Exploring all the different ways that the B-1 can help a…

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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.

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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…

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U.S. and China Visa Law Blog Selected for Danwei Award 2013

Blush. It’s an honor that the U.S. and China Visa Law Blog has been selected for a 2013 Danwei Model Worker Award. Danwei, part of the Financial Times group, is a Chinese media and internet research firm that each year recognizes the best websites and blogs about China written in English.

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American Chamber of Commerce-China 2013 White Paper on Visa Policy

AmCham China has just published its 2013 White Paper. Below is a brief introduction to the chapter on US and China visa policy, which I co-authored. Check it out.