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Advance Copy: Employment Authorization for F-1 Nonimmigrant Students Experiencing Severe Economic Hardship as a Direct Result of Emergent Circumstances in Hong Kong
Posted on 24 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 11/26/2021 "This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is suspending certain regulatory requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students who are Hong... Read More

USCIS Launches EADs for Hong Kong DEDs
Posted on 20 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Oct. 20, 2021 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today issued a Federal Register notice with information on how to apply for employment authorization for eligible Hong Kong residents covered under the president’s Aug... Read More

Expert on DED for Hong Kong: Will Congress Need to Step In?
Posted on 6 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, Aug. 5, 2021 "President Biden declared a deportation amnesty for residents of Hong Kong who are in the U.S., saying Thursday that arrests and persecution by the Chinese government are putting people in danger and... Read More

Biden Grants DED to Certain Hong Kong Residents
Posted on 5 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Aug. 5, 2021 "Memorandum on the Deferred Enforced Departure for Certain Hong Kong Residents AUGUST 05, 2021 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY SUBJECT: Deferred Enforced... Read More

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Beg Congress for Refugee Status
Posted on 23 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Phelim Kine, Politico, July 21, 2021 "A coalition of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists in exile has issued an urgent public plea to the U.S. Congress to pass legislation that will grant refugee status to Hong Kong citizens with “well-founded... Read More

Expert: Hong Kong Refugee Designation a "Political Statement"
Posted on 2 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Robert Delaney, South China Morning Post, Oct. 2, 2020 "The US state department announced the inclusion of Hong Kong for the first time in its annual refugee admissions proposal, a move that follows a series of actions taken by Washington in response... Read More

Trump's Hong Kong EO Affects IVs and NIVs
Posted on 17 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Executive Order 13936 of July 14, 2020 Nutshell for immigration lawyers and their clients: 1. Hong Kong-born foreign nationals will now be charged to the PRC quota for green cards, rather than the "Worldwide" quota, meaning longer wait times... Read More

Tags: Hong Kong , visas

DOS Imposes Visa Restrictions on Chinese Communist Party Officials
Posted on 26 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, June 26, 2020 U.S. Department of State Imposes Visa Restrictions on Chinese Communist Party Officials for Undermining Hong Kong’s High Degree of Autonomy and Restricting Human Rights "President Trump promised to punish... Read More