The U.S. has revoked more than 1,000 visas for Chinese graduate students and research scholars after deeming them as a “high risk” to national security.
The move serves President Donald Trump’s Proclamation 10043, which took effect on June 1 to target at least 3,000 individuals connected to entities that benefit the Chinese military.
After sparking a series of lawsuits, the Trump administration backed out of its proposed visa policy that planned to deport international students enrolled only in online classes.
What ICE intended to do: Last week, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that student visa holders whose courses are now entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic would be required to depart the country or transfer schools.
President Donald Trump suspended the entry of certain foreign workers into the U.S. on Monday, a move geared toward protecting American employees as the economy recovers from the impact of COVID-19.
Software engineer Yi Yin was recently fired from Facebook after he accused the tech giant of mistreating foreign employees.
Yin said that he received an email warning on the same day he attended a memorial for Qin Chen, a colleague who jumped from the fourth floor to his death.
All visa applicants to the U.S. will now be required to hand over their social media names, email addresses and phone numbers used over the last five years, according to a policy by the State Department.
The new policy is expected to affect about 15 million applicants who are seeking potential business or education visas.
A British tourist who lashed out at an immigration officer has been detained in Indonesia and is facing criminal charges, according to the Directorate General of Immigration.
Auj-e Taqaddas, 42, arrived at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali only to be told that she would need to pay $4,000 after overstaying her visa, which expired on Feb. 18, 2018, the Daily Mirror reported.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is moving forward with deporting veteran and Chinese immigrant Xilong Zhu, ignoring a directive from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that would otherwise allow the immigrant to stay.
According to the Washington Post, Zhu immigrated to the U.S. from China in 2009 to attend college. After graduating from Wisconsin’s Beloit College in 2013, he decided he wanted to become a U.S. citizen. After some careful research, his father suggested the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program, which offers expedited citizenship to immigrants with language and medical skills.
A 24-year-old Thai sex worker who visited Taiwan and saw clients during that time has tested positive for HIV.
The woman, only identified as Patty, arrived in Taitung County, Taiwan, on March 11 on a visitor’s visa, according Taiwan News. She then engaged in prostitution from March 13 to March 22 with clients she’d met via the mobile social media app LINE.
Foreigners of Chinese descent will be able to apply for a hassle-free 5-year visa with multiple entries into China starting Thursday, Feb. 1, the country’s Ministry of Public Security announced.
People who would like to apply for a Chinese visa can currently only opt in for a 1-year permit, according to Shanghaiist.
The family of a 33-year-old Chinese construction worker who died in a fall last Tuesday will not be able to attend his funeral in New York after the State Department denied their request for an emergency visa.
Jucong Wu, who worked for U-Tek Elevator, Inc., was not tied to a protective line before he fell nine stories to his death down an elevator shaft at a Manhattan construction site around 9 a.m., Pix11 reported.
Hung Truong, the father of four-year Navy veteran Ngoc Hoan Truong, is infuriated with the United States government’s decision not to approve his Vietnam-born ex-wife’s visa to attend their son’s funeral.
Truong’s mother tried to apply for a U.S. visa twice, but was denied both times, according to his father, who owns a jewelry store in Blytheville, Arkansas, WREG reported.
A pregnant Indian woman’s wish to be reunited with her husband in Scotland was temporarily foiled after her visa application was rejected simply because her English was “too good” for the United Kingdom.
Alexandria Rintoul failed to join her husband Bobby Rintoul at their new house on the east coast of Fife in Scotland after she passed a more advanced English exam than the visa application actually required.