DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

  • 2.4 lakh illegal Indian immigrants living in US March 24, 2012

    Washington: An estimated 240,000 Indian immigrants are among 11.5 million foreigners living illegally in the United States without proper immigration documents, according to latest official figures. The flow of Indians coming clandestinely to the US has, in fact, doubled between 2000 and 2011, said the latest report by the US Department...
  • US changing visa rules to attract highlyskilled February 4, 2012

    Washington: To make America more attractive to highlyskilled foreign students and workers, the United States has announced a series of reforms, including changes in the F1 and H1B visa rules, that may benefit professionals from India. The interim measures are aimed at improving the competitiveness of US companies in the world...
  • Government simulates cyber attack for training October 2, 2011

    Idaho Falls: The lights went out. Hackers had infiltrated the chemical company's computer network. The firm's own experts ran around from computer to computer trying to fight back and regain control. "We're flying blind," the chief executive of the fictitious ACME chemical company said. The cyber attack exercise was part...
  • US warns Indian students about fraud visa rings July 30, 2011

    Washington: As another US university came under the scanner, the United States asked Indian students to be alert to the existence of 'predatory visa fraud rings and fraudulent document vendors'. "We are looking into this matter, we're following the case closely, and we're in communication with the Government of India officials...
  • US House passes 'Made in America' Bills September 16, 2010

    Washington: In another protectionist measure primarily aimed at China, the US House of Representatives passed two different bills that mandate the Congress and the Department of Homeland Security to purchase only USmade goods. The Congressional Made in America Act, introduced by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, requires the Congress to buy goods and...
  • Wait, please: more ID checks at 10 US airports June 26, 2007

    Brussels: A program being launched at 10 US airports this year will expand existing identification checks for visitors, including requiring 10 digital fingerprints, but still operate under strict privacy rules, a senior US official has said. The border checks could also soon include other biometric data, such as facial and eye...