Gary Chodorow

Beijing to Require “Certificate of No Criminal Conviction” for Foreigners’ Employment Licenses

The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security has announced that employment license applicants will need to submit a “certificate of no criminal conviction” (also known as a police clearance letter) from…more
| Immigration Law

Undercover Investigation into Shady Chinese AgenciesPromoting U.S. Birth Tourism

A new undercover investigation by Yicai.com takes a look at shady Chinese agencies thatpromote travel to America for purposes of giving birth to a US citizen baby. I’ve included an English translation of the September 5,…more
| Immigration Law

Proposed Law Could Spark a U.S.-China war over Visas for Journalists

Congress is considering a bill that would revoke the visas of nearly all the 800 or so Chinese journalists in the U.S. It would require that Chinese journalists’ U.S. visas be revoked so that there are no more than the…more
| Immigration Law

New Immigration (Exit-Entry) Law Enacted by China’s Congress

On June 30 the National People's Congress Standing Committee passed a new Exit-Entry Administration Law. This is the first overhall of China's immigration law since 1986. Xinhua News Agency reports that the overriding policy…more
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Congress Has Apologized for the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882: Now the Court Should Undo the Damage

The U.S. House of Representatives has adopted a resolution apologizing for the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which barred the admission to the U.S. of nearly all Chinese until 1943. The Act enshrined race and nationality…more
| Constitutional Law, Immigration Law

China: Increasing Economic Immigration But Outdated Laws

In addition to large flows of emigrants leaving China in search of opportunities elsewhere, a new trend of immigration to China is emerging. But China still doesn’t have the regulatory framework and administrative capacity…more
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U.S. Visitor Visa Approval Rates for Chinese Still Climbing

The U.S. Department of State has announced that the Fiscal Year 2010 adjusted refusal rate for B (visitor) visas for Chinese nationals is 13.3%…more
| Immigration Law

Pay to Play? U.S. Consulates in China Require Payment Before Setting Appointments

Effective November 15, 2010, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in mainland China will require payment of the nonimmigrant visa application fee (usually 966 RMB/140 USD) prior to scheduling a visa appointment. Will trouble ensue?…more
| Immigration Law

Pay to Play? U.S. Consulates in China Require Payment Before Setting Appointments

Effective November 15, 2010, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in mainland China will require payment of the nonimmigrant visa application fee (966 RMB/140 USD in most cases). Will trouble ensue?…more
| Immigration Law

Shopping for a U.S. Consulate in China

The U.S. Consular Mission in China has addressed visa appointment delays by liberalizing their appointment policy. Now, regardless of where you live, you can apply for a nonimmigrant visa at any U.S. Consular Section in Mainland…more
| Immigration Law
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