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It reforms the family-based immigration system to keep families together by recapturing visas from previous years to clear backlogs, including spouses and children of green card holders as immediate family members, and increasing per-country caps for family-based immigration.(MINT file photo )

Indian-American Congressman to remove country quota for work-based Green Card

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 10:09 AM IST
Non-profit South Asian Americans Leading Together, in a statement, said the bill is a historic piece of legislation that proposes a pathway to citizenship for 11 million immigrants.
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The two bills will now go through a reconciliation process to iron out the differences in the House and Senate versions, and a combined legislation must pass both chambers again before being sent to the White House for the president’s signature and enactment.(AP file)
The two bills will now go through a reconciliation process to iron out the differences in the House and Senate versions, and a combined legislation must pass both chambers again before being sent to the White House for the president’s signature and enactment.(AP file)

US Senate passes bill to raise country cap on Green Cards, Indians may benefit

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 11:25 PM IST
The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act was passed on Wednesday by unanimous consent. The House of Representatives had passed its own version of the legislation in 2019.
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Dr Ami Bera, Pramila Jayapal, Ro Khanna and Raja Krishnamoorthi -- have been re-elected to the US House of Representatives.
Dr Ami Bera, Pramila Jayapal, Ro Khanna and Raja Krishnamoorthi -- have been re-elected to the US House of Representatives.

All four Democratic Indian-American lawmakers re-elected to House of Representatives

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 03:36 PM IST
Dr Ami Bera, Pramila Jayapal, Ro Khanna and Raja Krishnamoorthi -- have been re-elected to the US House of Representatives.
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Krishnamoorthi has been re-elected to US House of Representatives.(@RajaForCongress)
Krishnamoorthi has been re-elected to US House of Representatives.(@RajaForCongress)

Indian-origin congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi re-elected for US House from Illinois

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 09:36 AM IST
Krishnamoorthi, 47, who was born in New Delhi, easily defeated Preston Nelson of the Libertarian Party. When last reports came in, he had accounted for nearly 71 per cent of the total votes counted.
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US President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive for their joint news conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India.(HT file photo)
US President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive for their joint news conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India.(HT file photo)

US stands with India against continued Chinese military aggression: Lawmaker Raja Krishnamoorthi

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 11:35 PM IST
Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi’s remarks came as the US House of Representatives agreed to consider his bipartisan congressional resolution that urged China to work towards de-escalating the situation at the border with India.
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In Wednesday’s vote, Democrats are expected to impeach Trump in a party-line vote, with a few defections.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
In Wednesday’s vote, Democrats are expected to impeach Trump in a party-line vote, with a few defections.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Democrats accuse Trump of ‘multiple federal crimes’, including bribery

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 11:59 PM IST
The US senate will hold a trial subsequently, in January, to remove Trump from office or acquit him, and let him continue. Indian American lawmakers Pramila Jayapal and Raja Krishnamoorthi could be among “impeachment managers” appointed by House Democrats to argue their case.
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Raja Krishnamoorthi, the Indian-descent Democratic lawmaker, says the impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump is not an internal matter of the United States because the outcome will determine how governments around the world behave(Reuters File Photo)
Raja Krishnamoorthi, the Indian-descent Democratic lawmaker, says the impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump is not an internal matter of the United States because the outcome will determine how governments around the world behave(Reuters File Photo)

‘Trump impeachment matters for the world’, says Indian-American lawmaker at heart of probe

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 11:48 AM IST
Krishnamoorthi, who was born in Delhi, is a member of a group of Indian American lawmakers in US congress that he has christened the “Samosa Caucus”, which Hindustan Times reported first in 2017.
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Mahatma Gandhi lifelong commitment to human rights, civil liberty and freedom inspired countless millions across the globe, said Congressman, George Holding.(PTI Photo/Representative Image)
Mahatma Gandhi lifelong commitment to human rights, civil liberty and freedom inspired countless millions across the globe, said Congressman, George Holding.(PTI Photo/Representative Image)

Resolution celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy introduced in US House

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 02:22 PM IST
Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary and his enduring legacy.
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Democratic lawmaker Raja Krishnamoorthi on Wednesday became the first South Asian to join the powerful intelligence committee of the US House of Representatives.(AP)
Democratic lawmaker Raja Krishnamoorthi on Wednesday became the first South Asian to join the powerful intelligence committee of the US House of Representatives.(AP)

Raja Krishnamoorthi of Samosa Caucus debuts on powerful US congressional spy panel

By Yashwant Raj | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 12:07 AM IST
Krishnamoorthi, who was born in Delhi and immigrated to the US when he was three, is one of the four Indian American members of the House of Representatives and one of five in the Congress with Senator Kamala Harris.
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Democrat for Congress candidate Sri Kulkarni, center, listens to supporters attending a fundraiser for him in Houston. Kulkarni lost to his GOP incumbent Pete Olson from the 22nd Congressional District of Texas.(AP File Photo)
Democrat for Congress candidate Sri Kulkarni, center, listens to supporters attending a fundraiser for him in Houston. Kulkarni lost to his GOP incumbent Pete Olson from the 22nd Congressional District of Texas.(AP File Photo)

‘Samosa Caucus’ fails to increase its strength in US midterm elections

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2018 08:35 PM IST
None of the more than half a dozen new Indian Americans candidates, many of whom caught national attention by giving tough fight to their opponents and outraising them in the fund raisers, could make it to the House of Representatives, which is equivalent to Lok Sabha in the Indian parliament.
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