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Death toll tops 62 in Italy migrant tragedy; dozens still missing

The U.N. and Doctors Without Borders, which had crews on the scene, said many of the victims were Afghans, including members of large families, as well as Pakistanis and Iraqis.

Bodies are moved from a coast guard boat in the aftermath of a deadly migrant shipwreck, at the port in Le Castella, Italy, February 27.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 27, 2023 07:16 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

After mass layoffs, thousands of Indian techies struggle to find new jobs in US

Nearly 200,000 IT workers have been laid off since November last year, including some record numbers in companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon.

H1B and L1 visas have facilitated the entry of Indian IT professionals.(File Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 12:08 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

US Supreme Court keeps controversial Trump-era immigration policy

The 19 states argue lifting the policy could lead to an increase in already-record border crossings and strain resources of the states where migrants end up.

A section of border wall fencing near the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Ysidro Port of Entry at the US Mexico border.(AFP)
Published on Dec 28, 2022 07:10 AM IST
Reuters |

Canada Immigration: Saskatchewan province has this unique nominee program

Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program: The province has an enhanced sub-category and base sub-category immigration programs.

Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program: A Canada flag flies in Hamilton, Ontario.
Updated on Dec 14, 2022 02:54 PM IST

Canada Immigration: These 4 provinces issue invites for provincial programs

Canada Immigration: Receiving a provincial nomination can be advantageous for gaining permanent residency in Canada.

Canada Immigration: A Canada flag flies in Hamilton, Ontario. (Reuters)
Published on Dec 13, 2022 03:07 PM IST

How Indians can better manage their finances in the US? 5 Tips

As the cost of living in India and United States differs across several parameters, Indians living there share tips on how to manage expenses.

A man holds the flags of India and the US flag in New York.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 05:21 PM IST
By | Written by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Canada increase immigration target for next 3 years: What it means for Indians

Canada Immigration: Canada is hoping to double the intake of immigrants from 2014 levels to 4,31,000.

Canada Immigration: A Canada flag flies in Hamilton, Ontario.(Reuters)
Published on Nov 02, 2022 10:49 AM IST

Canada's immigrant population share hits 23% record: What it means for Indians

Canada Immigration: Statistics Canada forecasts that Canada’s immigrant population will continue to rise, as high as 34% by 2041.

Canada Immigration: A Canada flag flies in Hamilton, Ontario. (Reuters)
Published on Oct 27, 2022 01:38 PM IST

Canada express entry system: Draws, timing and tie-breaking rule explained

Canada Express Entry System: The system manages three main federal economic programs namely, federal skilled worker, federal skilled trades and Canadian experience class.

Canada Express Entry System: A Canada flag flies in Hamilton, Ontario.
Published on Oct 22, 2022 04:59 PM IST

Provincial nominee programs: How to immigrate to Canada province of your choice

Provincial nominee programs: Decisions regarding permanent residency in Canada are approved by the federal government.

Canada Provincial Nominee Programs: A Canada flag flies in Hamilton, Ontario.
Published on Oct 21, 2022 11:54 AM IST

Canada's changes for temporary foreign workers that could help Indians: Details

Canada Temporary Foreign Workers Rules 2022: Canada's temporary foreign worker program helps employers to hire internationally. Here are the changes in the program

Canada Temporary Foreign Workers Rules 2022: A Canada flag flies in front of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario.(Reuters)
Published on Oct 18, 2022 02:12 PM IST

You can sponsor parents and grandparents for Canada immigration: A guide

Canada Parents And Grandparents Program: Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada. Here's how

Canada Parents And Grandparents Program: A Canada flag flies in Hamilton, Ontario. (Reuters)
Published on Oct 18, 2022 01:56 PM IST

Canada immigration? How does express entry system work, explained

Canada Express Entry System: Canada's express entry system manages three major federal economic programs.

Canada Express Entry System: A Canada flag flies in Hamilton, Ontario.
Published on Oct 17, 2022 05:21 PM IST

Is age a factor in Canada immigration application process: Explained in 6 points

Canada Immigration: The age is an important factor as Canada is looking for a younger workforce as a major section of the country's workforce has reached retirement age.

Canada Immigration: The Canadian flag flies in front of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Reuters)
Published on Sep 28, 2022 05:26 PM IST

New Zealand to extend visas of some onshore working holiday makers

New Zealand to boost worker intake amid shortfall by extending the visas of some onshore working holiday makers by six months along with temporary changes to immigration rules to retain workers now in the country

New Zealand to extend visas of some onshore working holiday makers (Ketan Kumawat)
Updated on Aug 21, 2022 06:46 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

International immigration racket busted in Delhi, three held

The Delhi Police on Sunday busted an international immigration racket involved in duping people by sending them to foreign shores on forged visas and arrested three persons, including a couple residing in Dwarka

Immigration racket busted in Delhi. (Representative photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2022 05:02 AM IST

US to streamline immigration rules for recent arrivals from Afghanistan

Afghans who arrived in the United States on or after July 30 this year can procure their green cards, or permanent resident status, through simplified procedures, the Department of Homeland Security said.

Afghan crowd at the Kabul airport as US soldiers stand guard on August 16. (AFP)
Updated on Nov 09, 2021 12:02 PM IST

US President looks to rebuild, expand legal immigration

US President Biden’s plan aims to clear backlogs and fix H-1B visa programme and help US firms hire foreigners.

Visa applicants outside the US Embassy in New Delhi.(HT Archive)
Updated on Jun 01, 2021 06:57 AM IST
ByYashwant Raj, Washington

Soon, breeze through immigration ‘e-gates’

The e-gate was put on trial at Delhi airport in December last year for three months.

Eight e-gates will be installed initially.(HT archive)
Updated on May 30, 2021 04:55 AM IST
ByAnvit Srivastava, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Thailand considers boosting tourism revenue by revamping immigration rules

To smooth investment into Thailand and make it easier for foreigners to live and work, Thailand’s government could revamp immigration rules this year to boost tourism revenue once the Covid-19 pandemic eases.

Thailand considers boosting tourism revenue by revamping immigration rules(Photo by Sara Dubler on Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 12, 2021 04:06 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Trump’s immigration curb spares healthcare workers, dependents, investors

The executive order suspends all immigration for the next 60 days and applies to foreigners who are outside the United States, do not have a valid immigrant visa or any other official travel document issued before the other went into effect.

The order can be terminated at the end of the 60-day period, or extended, or toned down or made more expansive.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 09:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington | By

How the US immigration plan will impact India

A country which so strenuously wants its best talents to move to and prosper in another country does not appear to be confident in its ability to provide good jobs and business environment at home

United States President Donald Trump unveiled a new immigration plan for his nation on Thursday. The idea, in the words of Mr Trump, is to move to a “merit-based, high security plan”.(REUTERS)
Published on May 20, 2019 08:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

US midterm elections 2018: Added Democratic ranks pose threat to Donald Trump’s governing agenda

The mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump’s presidency showed the limits of his hard-line immigration rhetoric in America’s evolving political landscape, where college-educated voters in the suburbs rejected his warnings of a migrant “invasion”.

Blue-collar voters and rural America embraced Donald Trump’s aggressive talk and stances.(NYT)
Updated on Nov 07, 2018 11:55 PM IST
Washington | ByAssociated Press

With 75,000 in attendance, Toronto claims to host largest India Day gala

Last year’s celebration had attracted nearly 60,000 people, and had to be moved to a bigger venue since Yonge and Dundas Square, the location used until 2016, wasn’t big enough.

Organisers cited growth in the size of the Indian community due to immigration, better awareness of the event and a sense of belonging as reasons for the rise in interest.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 21, 2018 11:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Toronto | By, Toronto
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