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Lawmakers in US want fair treatment of Indian students

Indians diplomats, who met the University of Farmington students, were struck by their lack of reluctance to meet them and be helped to get out of a situation they never expected to encounter in their “pursuit of regular middle-class aspirations of a better career, a better life”.
Lawmakers in US want fair treatment for Indian students -(Photo by Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times/Representative Image)(HT Photo)
Lawmakers in US want fair treatment for Indian students -(Photo by Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times/Representative Image)(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 08, 2019 09:37 AM IST
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Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Many Indian students at fake US univ head home, others tagged with monitors

The fake university was run by undercover US agents to expose immigration fraud.
Most of them were students were already in the US and had completed their studies and enrolled at Farmington to extend their stay while they looked for a job.(AP FILE)
Most of them were students were already in the US and had completed their studies and enrolled at Farmington to extend their stay while they looked for a job.(AP FILE)
Updated on Feb 04, 2019 10:47 PM IST
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Indian embassy opens hotline for students detained by US authorities

As many as 129 Indians are among the 130 foreign students arrested for enroling at a fake university allegedly to remain in the US.
As many as 129 Indians are among the 130 foreign students arrested for enroling at a fake university allegedly to remain in the US.(Representative Photo/AP)
As many as 129 Indians are among the 130 foreign students arrested for enroling at a fake university allegedly to remain in the US.(Representative Photo/AP)
Updated on Feb 02, 2019 08:45 PM IST
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Hundreds of Indian students face jail, deportation in US college scam

The justice department’s Michigan branch announced the arrest of the eight men, whose names indicated they were either Indians or American citizens of Indian descent, from all over the country, charged with visa fraud and harbouring aliens for profit
Nearly 600 students from India face deportation or criminal charges after the arrest Wednesday of eight men of Indian origin who had enrolled them at a fake university run by undercover US agents.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Nearly 600 students from India face deportation or criminal charges after the arrest Wednesday of eight men of Indian origin who had enrolled them at a fake university run by undercover US agents.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 09:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Donald Trump says little progress at shutdown talks; more on Sunday

A delegation of top White House aides led by Vice President Mike Pence will meet again with congressional staff on Sunday after a two-and-a-half hour discussion Saturday was unable to forge a deal to end the partial government shutdown now into its third week.
U.S. President Donald Trump.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
U.S. President Donald Trump.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 07, 2019 10:00 AM IST
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US House passes bills that would end government shutdown, without wall funds

Under the bills, the departments of State, Commerce, Agriculture, Labor, Treasury and other agencies would be funded through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.
The US House of Representatives, where Democrats now hold a majority, approved legislation on Thursday to end a partial government shutdown t(AP)
The US House of Representatives, where Democrats now hold a majority, approved legislation on Thursday to end a partial government shutdown t(AP)
Updated on Jan 04, 2019 08:40 AM IST
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Trump scales down Mexico border wall money, shutdown continues

Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s the acting chief of staff and budget director, has said the administration has made a counter-offer to Democrats of an amount between the $5 billion sought by President Donald Trump and $1.3 billion that Democrats had agreed to in a legislation earlier
The U.S. Capitol is seen as the federal government is in a partial shutdown as Republicans and Democrats can't seem to agree on President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion dollars to go toward building a wall on the US border with Mexico. Trump has, however, indicated he could reduce his demand (File Photo)(AFP)
The U.S. Capitol is seen as the federal government is in a partial shutdown as Republicans and Democrats can't seem to agree on President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion dollars to go toward building a wall on the US border with Mexico. Trump has, however, indicated he could reduce his demand (File Photo)(AFP)
Published on Dec 24, 2018 10:39 PM IST
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65 US universities oppose Trump administration’s visa policy changes for foreign students

The top institutions, including Harvard, MIT, Cornell, Yale, and Princeton signed onto an amicus brief filed Monday, arguing that the new rule puts visa-holding students in a position to make “tough choices”.
The new policy announced by the Trump administration in August places restrictions on overstaying a visa.(REUTERS)
The new policy announced by the Trump administration in August places restrictions on overstaying a visa.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 24, 2018 03:25 PM IST
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With no deal, US government partial shutdown likely to drag on past Christmas

Financing for about a quarter of federal government programs - including the departments of Homeland Security, Justice and Agriculture - expired at midnight and will not be renewed until a deal is done.
A partial U.S. government shutdown was almost certain to drag through the Christmas holiday.(AFP)
A partial U.S. government shutdown was almost certain to drag through the Christmas holiday.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 24, 2018 07:33 AM IST
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US government shutdown begins. Here’s what happens in a partial government surcease

Overall, more than 800,000 federal employees would see their jobs disrupted, including more than half who would be forced to continue working without pay.
Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown early Saturday(REUTERS)
Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown early Saturday(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 22, 2018 11:18 AM IST
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US headed towards partial government shutdown over Mexico wall funding deadlock

Most of the government will remain open with their spending plans approved till next September, the end of the next fiscal year. Bills regarding the budgets of the department of homeland security, which deals with immigration, and the departments of justice and interior. are held up over Trump’s demand of $5 billion for the wall.
The U.S. government is heading for a partial shutdown over President Donald Trump’s insistence over funding to build a wall along the border with Mexico (File Photo).(REUTERS)
The U.S. government is heading for a partial shutdown over President Donald Trump’s insistence over funding to build a wall along the border with Mexico (File Photo).(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 17, 2018 11:58 PM IST
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Chief of staff John Kelly to leave White House by year-end: President Trump

The 68-year-old retired Marine Corps general has been President Trump’s Chief of Staff since July 31, 2017. In the first seven months of the Trump administration, Kelly was the secretary of Homeland Security.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will step down by the end of this year, US President Donald Trump has said, confirming that he will announce a replacement “over the next day or two”.(Reuters)
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will step down by the end of this year, US President Donald Trump has said, confirming that he will announce a replacement “over the next day or two”.(Reuters)
Updated on Dec 10, 2018 09:55 AM IST
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Turn the H-1B rule tweaks into an opportunity

The recent change in the visa regime will give an edge to applicants with degrees from US institutions and make it a little more difficult for Indian outsourcing firms to hire from overseas
The Trump administration has unveiled yet more tweaks to the rules for the H-1B visa programme(AFP)
The Trump administration has unveiled yet more tweaks to the rules for the H-1B visa programme(AFP)
Updated on Dec 06, 2018 05:44 PM IST
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Will take public opinion on move to revoke work permit for H-4 spouse visa: Trump administration

The Trump administration has assured lawmakers and the American corporate sector that the public would get an opportunity to respond to its proposal of revoking work authorisation to H-4 spouse visas after they raised their concerns over the move.
The Trump administration has assured lawmakers and the American corporate sector that the public would get an opportunity to respond to its proposal of revoking work authorisation to H-4 spouse visas.(REUTERS)
The Trump administration has assured lawmakers and the American corporate sector that the public would get an opportunity to respond to its proposal of revoking work authorisation to H-4 spouse visas.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 10, 2018 12:14 AM IST
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Capt Amarinder meets Israeli President, seeks help in security, conservation

Referring to Punjab’s hostile neighbours, the CM also underlined the need to adopt Israeli knowledge and technologies in the area of homeland security.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh with Israeli president Reuven Rivlin at his official residence in Jerusalem on Tuesday.(PTI)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh with Israeli president Reuven Rivlin at his official residence in Jerusalem on Tuesday.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 24, 2018 09:22 AM IST
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US misses deadline on H4 visa notification for second time, relief for spouses of H-1B holders

The notification would have formally kicked off the process to terminate the Obama-era decision to provide work authorisation to spouses of H-1B visa holders.
Multiple times this year, as late as early June, the Department of Homeland Security had insisted that there was no change in its plans to rescind the Obama-era rule of providing authorisation to certain categories of H-4 visas holders.(NYT)
Multiple times this year, as late as early June, the Department of Homeland Security had insisted that there was no change in its plans to rescind the Obama-era rule of providing authorisation to certain categories of H-4 visas holders.(NYT)
Updated on Jul 03, 2018 01:39 PM IST
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Immigration row: US government says 522 children reunited with their families

Tthe department said a small number of children will remain separated as their familial relationship with the adult was dubious, because the adult claiming custody could be a threat to their safety, or if the adult was a criminal alien.
Protestors led by a coalition of interfaith religious leaders demonstrate against US immigration policy that separates parents from their children, on Saturday outside the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego, California.(AFP photo)
Protestors led by a coalition of interfaith religious leaders demonstrate against US immigration policy that separates parents from their children, on Saturday outside the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego, California.(AFP photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 10:48 PM IST
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Donald Trump signs order ending migrant family separations at border

The US president’s reversal of the tough policy — made under heavy pressure from fellow-Republicans, Democrats and the international community — is unlikely to have an impact on 52 people from India confined in a federal detention facility at Oregon.
US President Donald Trump said he didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated.(AP)
US President Donald Trump said he didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated.(AP)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 09:28 AM IST
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Facts and figures about Trump adminstration’s move to separate immigrant families

While the Department of Homeland Security says it is not its policy to separate families, such cases have skyrocketed since the Trump administration began systematically arresting migrants for illegally crossing the border and separating children from their incarcerated parents.
Luciana Villavicencio age 4, holds up a photo of her family on a cellphone during a press conference on June 18, 2018 regarding her father Pablo Villavicencio, an Ecuadorean, who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement despite being in the process of adjusting his immigration status. His wife and two daughters are all US citizens.(AFP)
Luciana Villavicencio age 4, holds up a photo of her family on a cellphone during a press conference on June 18, 2018 regarding her father Pablo Villavicencio, an Ecuadorean, who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement despite being in the process of adjusting his immigration status. His wife and two daughters are all US citizens.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 12:58 PM IST
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US reconfirms plan to revoke rule offering permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders

The Trump administration had announced its intention to do away with the programme — H-4 EAD (employment authorization document) — in the fall version of the registry in 2017, and it had planned to start the process in February 2018.
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the G-7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada.(AP File Photo)
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the G-7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 11:34 PM IST
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US to end protected status granted to Nepalis after 2015 earthquake

Around 9,000 Nepalis allowed to remain in the United States since the devastating April 2015 earthquake will lose their protected status in June next year
A woman stands amid the debris caused by a fresh earthquake in Nepal.(HT File Photo)
A woman stands amid the debris caused by a fresh earthquake in Nepal.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 02:32 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

US preparing military to secure border with Mexico: Trump

Trump and senior officials also agreed on the need to pressure Congress to urgently pass legislation to close legal loopholes exploited by criminal trafficking, narco-terrorist and smuggling organisation, White House said.
US President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.(AFP File Photo)
US President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Apr 04, 2018 12:41 PM IST
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