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The Hague Conference on Private International Law has scheduled the Sixth Special Commission meeting to review the practical operation of the Child Abduction Convention and the Child Protection Convention in two parts. Part I will take place on June 1 to 11, 2011, and Part II is tentatively scheduled for January 2012. The Hague Conference has now [...]
Last fall, Rob Gifford of NPR reported on a trend among upper-class pregnant women in mainland China who are traveling to the United States to give birth so that their children would have the advantage of U.S. citizenship. See “Born in the U.S.A.? Some Chinese Plan It That Way.”
Just in time for the lunar new year celebration, China’s civil affairs ministry has proposed that adult children should be legally obligated to visit their parents regularly. The proposal was widely reported outside China; here’s a link to the BBC report, and here’s a story in the New York Times: Sharon LaFraniere, China Might Force Visits to Mom and Dad.
In the final days of the last congressional session, Senators supporting the Dream Act were five votes short of the number needed to block a filibuster. The bill, which passed the House in early December, would have opened the possibility of citizenship for young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and subsequently completed two years of [...]