[

us immigration

]
George Bush, a past governor of Texas -- a border state heavily impacted by migration -- made his points in an op-ed article in the Washington Post previewing his new book "Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants."(Twitter/GeorgeWBush)

George Bush steps into US migration debate in op-ed and book

AFP |
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 06:22 AM IST
The book, whose name comes from the nation's Latin motto "E Pluribus unum," features portraits of immigrants done by Goerge Bush himself, who self-deprecatingly says he knows his paintings "may not set the art world stirring."
A Haitian migrant climbs the Mexico-US border fence near the El Paso border crossing, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico. (AFP)
A Haitian migrant climbs the Mexico-US border fence near the El Paso border crossing, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico. (AFP)

Biden scraps pledge for quick expansion of allowing refugees into US

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 10:56 AM IST
  • Biden's initial goal of allowing 62,500 people seems unlikely as the US president will stick to his predecessor's limit of the historically low ceiling of 15,000 people.
President Joe Biden smiles as he speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington.(AP)
President Joe Biden smiles as he speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington.(AP)

Joe Biden doubles goal of Covid-19 vaccines to 200 million doses

AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 11:55 PM IST
The US is now averaging about 2.5 million doses per day and an even greater rate is possible.
US President Joe Biden. (Reuters File Photo)
US President Joe Biden. (Reuters File Photo)

Biden eager to fix ‘broken’ immigration system: White House

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 11:30 AM IST
In February, the Biden administration introduced an ambitious immigration bill in Congress which among other things proposes to eliminate the per-country cap for employment-based green cards.
This March 20, 2021, photo provided by the Office of Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, shows detainees in a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) temporary overflow facility in Donna, Texas. President Joe Biden's administration faces mounting criticism for refusing to allow outside observers into facilities where it is detaining thousands of immigrant children. (AP)
This March 20, 2021, photo provided by the Office of Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, shows detainees in a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) temporary overflow facility in Donna, Texas. President Joe Biden's administration faces mounting criticism for refusing to allow outside observers into facilities where it is detaining thousands of immigrant children. (AP)

Immigrant kids sleeping under foil blanket highlight Biden's border secrecy

AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 01:37 AM IST
Administration officials have steadfastly refused to call the detention of more than 15,000 children in US custody, or the conditions they're living under, a crisis.
Tech leaders like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai want Congress to expand and update the H-1B visa system since demand for skilled workers in computer and information technology far outstrips the annual cap of 65,000.(AFP)
Tech leaders like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai want Congress to expand and update the H-1B visa system since demand for skilled workers in computer and information technology far outstrips the annual cap of 65,000.(AFP)

H-1B visa restructuring will be affected if US immigration bill is broken up

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 04:07 PM IST
Increases in visas for highly skilled foreign workers could fall by the wayside this year if Democrats decide to overhaul immigration through a series of small bills instead of the sweeping one put forward by President Joe Biden.
US President Joe Biden displays his face mask as he speaks during an event to commemorate the 50 millionth coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington. (Reuters Photo)
US President Joe Biden displays his face mask as he speaks during an event to commemorate the 50 millionth coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington. (Reuters Photo)

Joe Biden believes it's important to modernise immigration system: White House

PTI | , Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 07:07 AM IST
Reopening the country to people seeking green cards, or legal permanent residence, Biden in his proclamation on Wednesday said that the policy of former President Donald Trump does not advance the interests of the United States.
The new measures are aimed at preventing H-1B programme from being used to displace Americans. (representational image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The new measures are aimed at preventing H-1B programme from being used to displace Americans. (representational image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Trump admin orders better pays, higher qualifications for H-1Bs

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 06:33 PM IST
The new rule is expected to cut the number of H-1B petitions filed every year — around 200,000 — by a third, according to a senior official.
Pedestrians walk through Harvard Yard on the closed Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US.(Bloomberg)
Pedestrians walk through Harvard Yard on the closed Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US.(Bloomberg)

US defends ban on student visas for online-only classes

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 06:35 AM IST
The colleges, supported by dozens of states and cities and some of the country’s largest tech corporations, argue the policy violates the Administrative Procedure Act by failing to adequately consider the ways its enactment could harm students.
Federal law enforcement agencies have arrested 90 foreign students, mostly from India, enrolled in a fake university established by the US government to check immigration fraud, a media report has said.(Shutterstock)
Federal law enforcement agencies have arrested 90 foreign students, mostly from India, enrolled in a fake university established by the US government to check immigration fraud, a media report has said.(Shutterstock)

90 more students, mostly from India, held from fake US university

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 08:30 AM IST
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has so far arrested more than 250 students, who were lured to enroll in the now-closed University of Farmington in the Detroit metropolitan area by the Department of Homeland Security.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 10: Yazmin Juarez, whose 19-month-old daughter Mariee died after detention by ICE, testifies during a House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing discussing migrant detention centers' treatment of children on Capitol Hill.(AFP)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 10: Yazmin Juarez, whose 19-month-old daughter Mariee died after detention by ICE, testifies during a House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing discussing migrant detention centers' treatment of children on Capitol Hill.(AFP)

Migrant whose daughter died denounces ‘cruelty’ of US detention centres

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 09:27 AM IST
Yazmin Juarez spoke out at “Kids in Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border,” a congressional hearing staged amid a series of scandals over poor conditions suffered by detained migrants that has rocked Washington.
U.S. President Donald Trump(REUTERS file photo)
U.S. President Donald Trump(REUTERS file photo)

Jobs, not family ties, key to US immigration

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 11:29 PM IST
The second part of the proposal would be about the wall along the border with Mexico. The plan is expected to include a levy on border trade to fund the wall.
The court granted the police custody for a day. It also asked for the case papers to ascertain Radiowala’s role and why the MCOCA charges were dropped.(HT Photo)
The court granted the police custody for a day. It also asked for the case papers to ascertain Radiowala’s role and why the MCOCA charges were dropped.(HT Photo)

Deported from US, Pujari aide sent to police custody for a day

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2019 07:10 AM IST
In September 2017, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took him in custody during a crackdown on illegal immigrants.
Peshawaria said that some students are worried that they will have arrest on their record for ever and have lost years of education to no avail.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Peshawaria said that some students are worried that they will have arrest on their record for ever and have lost years of education to no avail.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

US govt misled Indian students by setting up fake university: Indian American attorney

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 05:39 PM IST
“We are not saying that our students are not at fault. They should have done their due diligence before signing up. If they are perpetrating crime knowingly, they should be punished but if they are trapped or encouraged to commit the crime then we need to help them,” Anu Peshawaria said.
An illegal immigrant in the United States illegally is checked before boarding a deportation flight by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE authorities have arrested 130 people, 129 of them Indian, enrolled as students in a fake university in Detroit as an immigration fraud and will deport them (Representative Photo)(AP)
An illegal immigrant in the United States illegally is checked before boarding a deportation flight by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE authorities have arrested 130 people, 129 of them Indian, enrolled as students in a fake university in Detroit as an immigration fraud and will deport them (Representative Photo)(AP)

129 Indians out of 130 ‘students’ arrested in US ‘pay-and-stay’ immigration scam

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 09:29 PM IST
The arrested Indians have been placed in “removal proceedings” — marked for deportation, in other words — and will remain in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) until the conclusion of their case by immigration courts.
H-4 visas are issued only to very close or immediate family members of the H-1B visa holders.(AFP File Photo)
H-4 visas are issued only to very close or immediate family members of the H-1B visa holders.(AFP File Photo)

Legislation introduced in US Congress to protect work authorisation of H-1B spouses

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 03:01 PM IST
H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-1B foreign workers. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa through which many Indians workers are employed in US companies.
US President Donald Trump said he opposed chain migration.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump said he opposed chain migration.(AFP)

Want lot of people to come to US, but on merit, says Donald Trump on his immigration policy

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2018 11:54 AM IST
Responding to a series of question on illegal immigration, US president Donald Trump reiterated that he wants people based on merit, a move that can help technology professionals from countries such as India.
A man has his fingerprints electronically taken while taking part in a visa application demonstration at the Embassy of the United States in Lima.(Reuters File Photo)
A man has his fingerprints electronically taken while taking part in a visa application demonstration at the Embassy of the United States in Lima.(Reuters File Photo)

How new US visa rule, starting next week, will impact H-1B holders

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 06:45 PM IST
In a relief to H-1B visa holders, a federal agency tasked said for the time being the new rule will not be implemented with respect to employment-based petitions and humanitarian applications and petitions.
An Indian citizen has pleaded guilty to operating a fraud scheme by falsely representing as an employee of the US immigration service.(File Photo)
An Indian citizen has pleaded guilty to operating a fraud scheme by falsely representing as an employee of the US immigration service.(File Photo)

Indian citizen in US operating fraud scheme over Facebook, WhatsApp pleads guilty

New York | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2018 01:15 PM IST
As part of his scheme, Kanwar Sarabjit Singh created a fake photo identification document pretending to be from the DHS, which he mailed to others in an effort to show that he was capable to obtain US immigration documents.
Handcuffs are seen at Otay Mesa immigration detention centre in San Diego, California, US on May 18, 2018.(Reuters)
Handcuffs are seen at Otay Mesa immigration detention centre in San Diego, California, US on May 18, 2018.(Reuters)

Six Indians among those arrested in month-long operation by US immigration for criminal activity

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 11:45 AM IST
US immigration authorities arrested over 300 people, who came from 25 countries, including six from India.
Border Patrol vehicles sit near a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, on Monday, May 21, 2018. Photographer: Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Border Patrol vehicles sit near a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, on Monday, May 21, 2018. Photographer: Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

Dodging gangsters, cheating death: The route Punjab’s young take for the American Dream

Hindustan Times, San Diego-Tijuana (US-Mexico border) | By Hitender Rao
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 04:24 PM IST
Between October 2017 and May 2018, there has been a 50% surge in the number of Indians detained for crossing over illegally to the US.
US President Donald Trump has used the threat of a government shutdown several times since taking office in 2017 in a bid to get his priorities in congressional spending bills, especially funding for a wall along the southern US border.(Reuters Photo)
US President Donald Trump has used the threat of a government shutdown several times since taking office in 2017 in a bid to get his priorities in congressional spending bills, especially funding for a wall along the southern US border.(Reuters Photo)

Donald Trump threatens US govt shutdown over Mexico wall, immigration laws

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2018 11:20 PM IST
US President Donald Trump wants Congress to pass legislation that addresses immigration issues, including the border wall, changing the way visas are allotted and other immigration restrictions.
View of a temporary detention centre for illegal immigrant children and teenagers at Tornillo, Texas, US near the Mexico-US border, as seen from Valle de Juarez, in Chihuahua state, Mexico on June 18, 2018.(AFP File Photo)
View of a temporary detention centre for illegal immigrant children and teenagers at Tornillo, Texas, US near the Mexico-US border, as seen from Valle de Juarez, in Chihuahua state, Mexico on June 18, 2018.(AFP File Photo)

The ‘game’ desperate Indians play for their shot at the American dream

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj, Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 01:21 PM IST
HT speaks to Indians who took a circuitous route to enter the US at great expense; Central and South American countries appear to be the preferred route
Ever Reyes Mejia is reunited with his 3-year-old son at the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)  office building in Grand Rapids.(AP File Photo)
Ever Reyes Mejia is reunited with his 3-year-old son at the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)  office building in Grand Rapids.(AP File Photo)

US says all ‘eligible’ migrant children under 5 reunited with their families

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 11:12 PM IST
Nearly half of the children under 5 remain separated from their families because of safety concerns, the deportation of their parents and other issues, the Donald Trump administration said.
US President Donald Trump pauses before signing an executive order on immigration policy at the White House.(Reuters File Photo)
US President Donald Trump pauses before signing an executive order on immigration policy at the White House.(Reuters File Photo)

Trump administration targets EB-5 visa programme for foreigners including Indians

Washington | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 05:46 PM IST
The EB-5 visa programme provides green cards to foreigners who invest at least $1 million in the US. India is the third highest filer of EB-5 visa application after China and Vietnam.
As the elected leader of the US, Trump has every right to demand the building of a wall on his side of the border with Mexico and to take steps he believes will secure the citizens of his country. But to continue pretending that(AP)
As the elected leader of the US, Trump has every right to demand the building of a wall on his side of the border with Mexico and to take steps he believes will secure the citizens of his country. But to continue pretending that(AP)

On separation of migrant families, better sense prevails

UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2018 04:57 PM IST
President Donald Trump has rolled back his policy of separating babies and children from their parents as part of a crackdown on illegal migrants following widespread outrage and condemnation, but there is no word yet on how thousands of children being held in detention centres will be reunited with their families.
A child embraces a woman as people hold signs to protest against US President Donald Trump's executive order to detain children crossing the southern US border and separating families outside of City Hall in Los Angeles, California.(Reuters Photo)
A child embraces a woman as people hold signs to protest against US President Donald Trump's executive order to detain children crossing the southern US border and separating families outside of City Hall in Los Angeles, California.(Reuters Photo)

‘I’m all alone’: Audio of children crying for parents at US detention centre sparks outrage against Trump

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 10:31 PM IST
The nearly eight-minute recording shook the US, which is already reeling from images and news reports about children being ripped from their parents and taken to detention centres.
People attend a rally protesting the separation of children from their families while crossing the US border illegally, on June 14, 2018 in New York.(AFP Photo)
People attend a rally protesting the separation of children from their families while crossing the US border illegally, on June 14, 2018 in New York.(AFP Photo)

Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from parents at US border in six weeks

AFP, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 11:55 PM IST
US President Donald Trump is facing mounting anger over his administration’s “zero tolerance” border security policy, which has seen 2,000 minors being separated from their parents.
H-4 is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.(Representative image)
H-4 is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.(Representative image)

No big changes in H-1B visa programme, ‘nothing new’ on H-4 policy, says US

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 08:06 AM IST
India is the second leading place of origin for students coming to the US, with Indians comprising over 17 per cent of the total international students in the United States.
SHARE
  • 1
  • 2
  • ...
Story Saved