ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

  • Indian couple arrested for illegally taking workers to US December 4, 2013

    New York: An Indian couple in Kentucky has been arrested for illegally bringing Indians into the US and making them work long hours for low wages at their fast food restaurants. Federal prosecutors have charged Amrutlal Patel and his wife, Dakshaben Patel, both 46, with housing, transporting and employing illegal...
  • Nigerian murder case: Second accused arrested by Goa police November 10, 2013

    Panaji: Goa Police has arrested the second accused in connection with the murder of a Nigerian national, which had sparked protests by his fellow countrymen, who had created ruckus and blocked a national highway. Superintendent of Police (North) Priyanka Kashyap confirmed that accused Praveen Manohar Mandrekar was arrested on Saturday...
  • Goa Police justifies crackdown against Nigerians November 10, 2013

    The Goa Police has justified its crackdown against Nigerians saying that out of 51 Nigerians arrested last week, only one has a valid passport. Only 8 to 10 people have photocopies of their passport and visa. Only 19 Nigerians are registered with Goa FRRO. Police figures show arrest of 116 Nigerians...
  • Saudis round up thousands of illegal immigrants November 6, 2013

    Dubai: Saudi authorities rounded up thousands of illegal foreign workers at the start of a nationwide crackdown ultimately aimed at creating more jobs for locals, media reported on Tuesday. Hundreds of thousands of workers have already left the kingdom following a grace period of seven months during which authorities told expatriates...
  • 'Zinda Bhaag' to represent Pakistan at the Oscars November 2, 2013

    'Zinda Bhaag', a lighthearted comedy about illegal immigration will represent Pakistan at the Oscars. It is first Pakistan to make it to the Oscars in 50 years. The movie is a tribute to Lahore film industry is 70s, 80s. ...
  • Bangladeshi woman gets back her 5yearold jailed son August 14, 2013

    Balurghat (West Bengal): A Bangladeshi woman, who approached the Calcutta High Court for the release of her fiveyearold son from a local jail where he was lodged with his father, on Wednesday was reunited with him after almost six months. At the instruction of South Dinajpur District Magistrate Tapas Chowdhury, Balurghat...
  • Rally in Washington for immigration reform April 11, 2013

    Washington: Thousands of immigrants and activists held a rally at the US Capitol to urge Congress to overhaul the immigration system for over 11 million illegal immigrants, including some 260,000 Indians, living in the shadows. The show of support for comprehensive immigration reforms came on Wednesday even as the socalled...
  • US: NRI found guilty of keeping an illegal Indian immigrant March 9, 2013

    New York: An Indian-American woman, who had been accused of keeping an Indian immigrant as a slave in her mansion , was on Saturday found guilty of harbouring an "illegal alien". Annie George, 40, who owns the Llenroc Mansion home near New York state's capital, Albany, was found guilty of...
  • Indians among immigrants paying to flee Britain January 21, 2013

    London: Indians are reportedly among thousands of illegal immigrants willing to pay human smugglers up to 1,500 pounds to flee the UK. A new BBC undercover documentary has revealed that the foreign nationals are put in the back of trucks and transported to Calais in France before making their way...
  • Illegal Bangladeshi immigration being tackled: Government December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The central government is taking adequate steps to curb illegal infiltration from Bangladesh into northeastern states like Assam, the Lok Sabha was told on Tuesday. "The government has taken steps like equipping the BSF (Border Security Force) with modern equipment, reducing gaps between border posts and intensifying patrolling along...
  • 'BJP will seal borders, if returned to power' October 18, 2012

    Guwahati: Accusing the Congress of playing "vote bank politics", BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said his party would take steps to seal the country's international borders to prevent illegal immigration, if elected to power. "If BJP comes to power, our top priority would be to seal the borders of...
  • 22 Bangladeshi migrants sentenced to 2year jail September 22, 2012

    Imphal: Twentytwo illegal Bangladeshi migrants, who had entered Manipur to work as labourers, have been sentenced to two years imprisonment by a local court. The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Imphal East district (CJMIED) passed the order on Friday after hearing the case filed by Porompat Police station. The Bangladeshis were charge sheeted...
  • Modi attacks PM over FDI, illegal immigration September 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had "redefined democracy" by turning the Indian government into a "government for the foreigners, by the foreigners and of the foreigners". The Gujarat Chief Minister took on the PM over his government's decision to allow 51...
  • UK: Illegal Indian immigrant caught after 13 years September 17, 2012

    London: An Indian immigrant, who arrived in Britain illegally by hiding in a lorry and remained undetected in London for 13 years, has been jailed for eight months and faces deportation at the end of the sentence. Sohan Dhillon, 52, arrived in the UK in 1999, and went on to earn...
  • Bangladeshis not behind Assam violence: Gogoi September 9, 2012

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Muslims are outnumbering Hindus in Assam not because of the increase in illegal migration from Bangladesh but because Muslims are illiterate and bear more children. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, the Chief Minister took full responsibility for the communal riots and said that...
  • US launches new immigration programme August 15, 2012

    Washington: The Obama administration has directed young illegal immigrants to fill out new forms and pay $465 if they want to apply under a new programme that would let them avoid deportation and obtain a US work permit. The government renewed warnings that the process would not lead to citizenship or...
  • Bangladeshi migrants responsible for Assam violence: Advani August 8, 2012

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani blamed the UPA government for not being able to check illegal immigration. ...
  • US policy to benefit illegal Indian immigrants August 8, 2012

    Washington: At least 30,000 Indians would be among the 1.76 million undocumented illegal immigrants who would benefit from US President Barack Obama's new policy to defer deportation of illegal immigrants for two years, a new study said. Using Current Population Survey data from the US Census Bureau, Migration Policy Institute (MPI)...
  • Assam: Fresh violence in Kokrajhar, 3 shot dead August 7, 2012

    Kokrajhar: Three people were shot dead near riotaffected Kokrajhar region of Assam on Monday night, in the second such incident in two days. Police and paramilitary forces were rushed to the affected areas. On Sunday, four people were killed in a similar act of violence, ending ten days of relative calm in...
  • Illegal immigration behind Assam violence: Advani July 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday said that the root cause of the violence in Assam was illegal immigration from Bangladesh and exhorted the Centre to take a strong view of the problem. "The root cause of the violence in Assam is illegal immigration from Bangladesh. The Supreme...
  • Obama's uncle is an illegal immigrant: Official September 1, 2011

    Boston: A federal official says President Barack Obama's uncle, an illegal immigrant charged with drunken driving in Massachusetts last week, was ordered by an immigration judge to leave the country almost two decades ago. The official says a deportation order was issued against Onyango Obama in 1992. The official spoke...
  • UK: illegal Indian immigrant faces deportation May 25, 2011

    London: An illegal immigrant from India, who failed to secure asylum and has been living here for the past 10 years, was apprehended by the authorities after he crashed his car into a pole while being drunk, and now faces deportation. Indianborn Surinderjit Singh, 37, hid from the authorities in a...
  • Illegal immigration in Assam, a poll factor? April 6, 2011

    February 1983, Assam's infamous Nellie massacre took place in which close to 3000 Bangladeshi migrants were butchered in cold blood. 28 years on, the memories remain and so does the issue of illegal immigrants. ...
  • India has 20 million irregular migrants: Govt May 14, 2010

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday admitted that there are 20 million irregular immigrants in the country and said it will follow a policy of "zero tolerance" towards the phenomena. "There are over 20 million irregular migrants in India, which is more than the number of irregular migrants in both the...
  • Indian illegal immigrants numbers up in US February 10, 2010

    Washington: In 2009, India accounted for the third highest increase in the number of illegal immigrants in the US in ten years, according to a new government report, though only two percent of all illegal immigrants were Indians. The number of illegal immigrants in the US fell by seven percent to...
  • Illegal immigrant scores big Swedish lottery win September 5, 2009

    Stockholm: An illegal immigrant who scored a big win with a lottery scratch card in Sweden appeared on television on Saturday to collect his winnings even though authorities have been trying to deport him. Tesfaldet Tesloy, a 28yearold Eritrean who has lived in the immigrantfriendly Nordic country for six years, won...
  • Indians fastestgrowing illegal immigrant group in US August 11, 2009

    Washington: Indians in the US are not only the fastest growing Asian community, but also have the dubious distinction of being fastestgrowing group of illegal immigrants in the country. According to the American Community Survey of the US Census Bureau, the Asian Indian population in the US grew from almost...
  • Immigrant smuggles self underneath officer's vehicle August 3, 2009

    London: An illegal immigrant is on the run after smuggling himself into Britain underneath a coach full of Border Agency officers returning from France. The immigration officers, whose job ironically is to stop illegal immigrants entering the country, were oblivious to the stowaway hiding between the fuel tank and the chassis...
  • Four Indian illegal immigrants held in Oxford July 30, 2009

    London: Four Indians who did not have the right to work in the UK have been arrested during a raid by immigration officials on a supermarket in Oxford this week. During the raid, the four men, aged between 21 and 36, were arrested for immigration offences. One of the four was...
  • Revive POTA: Advani makes pet demand again October 31, 2008

    Guwahati: The BJP would revive the antiterrorist law POTA if it returns to power, said senior party leader L K Advani on Friday while visiting Guwahati, which was hit by five bomb blasts yesterday. "We will put in place a very strong legal frameworkrevive POTA, revamp the national intelligence structure, besides...