Foreign Researchers Accused of Hiding Links to Chinese Military
Foreign Researchers Accused of Hiding Links to Chinese Military
Four Chinese nationals have been charged with visa fraud after revelations that they sent information on the layout of US labs and research carried out by colleagues back to China.
Foreign Researchers Accused of Hiding Links to Chinese Military
Foreign Researchers Accused of Hiding Links to Chinese Military

Four Chinese nationals have been charged with visa fraud after revelations that they sent information on the layout of US labs and research carried out by colleagues back to China.

Four Chinese nationals have been charged with visa fraud after revelations that they sent information on the layout of US labs and research carried out by colleagues back to China.

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Trump Suspends H-1B Immigration Visas for Foreign Workers
Trump Suspends H-1B Immigration Visas for Foreign Workers
Amanda Heidt | Jun 23, 2020
The executive order introduces new measures to curb international competition for US jobs, including highly skilled positions in research and academia.
Iranian Students Denied Entry to US
Iranian Students Denied Entry to US
Kerry Grens | Jan 28, 2020
Despite having valid visas to attend universities, more than a dozen would-be graduate students have been detained at the airport and sent back to Iran in recent months.
UK to Recruit Top Scientists in New Visa Program
UK to Recruit Top Scientists in New Visa Program
Amy Schleunes | Jan 27, 2020
The fast-track Global Talent visa will have no cap on the number of researchers able to come to the UK.
US Government Considers Collecting Detained Immigrants’ DNA
US Government Considers Collecting Detained Immigrants’ DNA
Ashley Yeager | Oct 3, 2019
The Department of Justice plans to require cheek swabs at the border, with the data then entered in a national criminal database.
UK Announces Fast-Track Visa to Recruit Top Scientists
UK Announces Fast-Track Visa to Recruit Top Scientists
Ashley Yeager | Aug 9, 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the immigration program will help the nation remain a science superpower post-Brexit.
As Visa Difficulties Persist, Scientists Push for Change
As Visa Difficulties Persist, Scientists Push for Change
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 10, 2019
Individual researchers and science societies are finding solutions so colleagues around the globe can attend conferences, from remote presentations to relocating conferences.
More Researchers Denied UK Entry to Attend Meetings
More Researchers Denied UK Entry to Attend Meetings
Kerry Grens | Nov 9, 2018
The latest rejections of visa requests have scientists up in arms.
Gut Microbiomes Lose Diversity with Immigration: Study
Gut Microbiomes Lose Diversity with Immigration: Study
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2018
As people move to the United States from Southeast Asia, the microbes in their digestive tracts begin to Westernize, possibly explaining high rates of obesity and other metabolic issues in these immigrant populations.
Research Funds Reallocated to Child Immigrant Detention Centers
Research Funds Reallocated to Child Immigrant Detention Centers
Kerry Grens | Sep 21, 2018
Money from the NIH’s budget, among others, will be used to care for kids in federal custody.
US Officials Order DNA Tests to Reunite Migrant Families
US Officials Order DNA Tests to Reunite Migrant Families
Ashley Yeager | Jul 6, 2018
The goal is to expedite the time it takes to bring families together, but immigration advocates say the tests raise concerns about how the government will use the data.
The Year in Science Policy
The Year in Science Policy
Kerry Grens | Dec 15, 2017
How a new administration in the U.S. affected scientists around the world throughout 2017
Scientists Fear DACA Cancellation
Scientists Fear DACA Cancellation
Jef Akst, Shawna Williams | Sep 4, 2017
Some researchers are at risk of job loss and even deportation if Trump decides to end a program that allows undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to obtain work permits. 
Update: Iranian Researcher Detained at US Airport
Update: Iranian Researcher Detained at US Airport
Bob Grant | Jul 10, 2017
The cancer scientist and his family have been sent home, and an official claims that his detention was not triggered by the Trump travel ban.
Scientists Concerned About Future of International Collaboration
Scientists Concerned About Future of International Collaboration
Abby Olena | Jul 9, 2017
Policies that limit researchers’ travel could restrict scientific progress and partnerships.
Supreme Court Reinstates Trump Travel Ban
Supreme Court Reinstates Trump Travel Ban
Bob Grant | Jun 26, 2017
The judges’ decision allows exceptions that may permit scientists’ travel from the blocked countries.
Nasser Zawia: An American Scientist Born in Yemen
Nasser Zawia: An American Scientist Born in Yemen
Bob Grant | Mar 23, 2017
The University of Rhode Island neurotoxicologist and dean came to the U.S. for college in the 1980s. 
Revised Immigration Order Still Affects Scientists
Revised Immigration Order Still Affects Scientists
Joshua A. Krisch | Mar 6, 2017
Despite several changes in the Trump administration’s new immigration ban, scientists continue to voice concerns about the executive order.  
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2017
Music, the future of American science, and more
Ubadah Sabbagh: An American Scientist from the Middle East
Ubadah Sabbagh: An American Scientist from the Middle East
Kerry Grens | Feb 24, 2017
The 23-year-old neuroscience graduate student, born in Saudi Arabia and raised in numerous countries, came to the U.S. as a teenager to attend college.