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Los Angeles Cracks Down on Chinese 'Birth Tourism'

"Los Angeles is moving to crack down on so-called maternity hotels that have sprung up across Southern California, as pregnant Chinese women travel to the United States as part of a "birthing tourism" trend. Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe asked colleagues to approve a series of...

Why Wealthy Chinese Are Giving Up U.S. Green Cards

"An American passport can be a costly accessory-with U.S. citizenship come U.S. taxes. The WSJ's Wei Gu explains why some wealthy Chinese are instead taking advantage of offers to become citizens of cash-strapped European countries and wealthy Asian cities." - WSJ video, Mar. 14, 2013 ...

ICE Arrests, Indicts 32 in Immigration RICO Case

"A task force of federal, state and local law enforcement Thursday began arresting 32 defendants charged with racketeering and immigration violations throughout Texas and Louisiana. ... According to court documents [ indictment 1 | indictment 2 ], two employment referral businesses operating out...

Asylum Fraud in Chinatown: An Industry of Lies

"As an increasing number of Chinese have sought permanent immigration status here, asylum has become a popular way to achieve it: Asylum recipients are granted immediate permission to work and can apply for a green card a year later. Amid this rising demand, an ecosystem of law offices and other...