IMMIGRANTS

  • Barack Obama says he 'bent over backwards' on immigration reform Yesterday

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Sunday said he "bent over backwards" over the immigration reform, so as to give the Congress and in particular the Republican leadership, an opportunity to help fix the broken system. "If you look at the history, I have issued fewer executive actions than most of...
  • Barack Obama immigration plan riles Republicans, clashes loom 3 days ago

    Washington: Barack Obama's Republican rivals heaped scorn on his plans to offer up to five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation, as the US president went on the road to defend the bold measures. The controversial overhaul provides three-year relief for millions of undocumented people who have lived in the country...
  • Immigrants work hard, often in tough, low-paying jobs: Barack Obama 4 days ago

    US President Barack Obama has announced sweeping changes to the country's immigration policies. "Will make it easier for skilled workers and graduates to stay. Most of these immigrants have been here for a long time. Immigrants work hard, often in tough, low-paying jobs," said Obama. ...
  • Obama provides legal status to five million illegal immigrant 4 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Friday bypassed Congress to announce the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation that will protect 5 million illegal workers from deportation and may benefit hundreds and thousands of Indian techies seeking legal permanent status. Obama rejected accusations by conservatives that he is offering a...
  • We are and will always remain a nation of immigrants: Barack Obama 4 days ago

    US President Barack Obama has announced sweeping changes to the country's immigration policies. He has used executive power to shield five million undocumented immigrants. The changes will offer many a chance to stay temporarily in the country for three years, as long as they pass background checks and pay back...
  • Barack Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders 4 days ago

    Washington: Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration on Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the US illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families." The moves, affecting mostly parents and young people, marked the most sweeping changes to the...
  • Barack Obama to announce major immigration reform on Facebook 5 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has opted for Facebook as a platform to inform Americans about his executive actions on fixing the country's "broken" immigration system. The executive actions, to be announced on Friday, is expected to benefit millions of the estimated 11 million undocumented workers. According to Pew Research Center, those...
  • Need to be careful about the spread of ebola in India: Doctors 6 days ago

    Since, ebola virus can continue to stay for 90 days, the patient should be isolated for 90 days. According to government officials, a three member team has been constituted to inspect all airports to identify the gaps. It will include officials from the ministries of Health, Civil Aviation and Immigration....
  • 4,50,000 illegal immigrants in US are from India: Report 6 days ago

    Washington: Indians constitute four per cent of the total illegal immigrants living in the US, a country where the overall unauthorised immigrant population has remained unchanged since 2009, a latest report has said. According to a report by Pew Research, more than 450,000 unauthorised Indian immigrants live in the US, constituting...
  • Mamata breaks her silence on Burdwan blasts, says will not let BJP displace Bangladeshi immigrants November 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Breaking her silence over the Burdwan blast, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of playing communal politics to push out Bangladeshi immigrants from West Bengal. "The militants came here in 2007. Who was in power then? Not all Bangladeshi immigrants are terrorists. They...
  • White House says US immigration plans not final yet October 23, 2014

    Washington: The White House cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to US immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five...
  • Gurdwara closed in Belgium for harbouring illegal immigrants October 22, 2014

    London: A Gurdwara in Belgium would be shut for a month for allegedly harbouring 11 illegal Indian immigrants, including a minor, authorities said while ordering their deportation. During a recent police raid, eleven illegal immigrants were found in the cellars of an empty building in the town of Vilvoorde. "This is the...
  • 4 IndianAmericans honoured in US on Independence day July 5, 2014

    Washington: Four IndianAmericans were among 40 people who were honoured for their contributions to the US in the annual Great Immigrants tribute in New York on the country's independence day. Microsoft Corp chief executive Satya Nadella, Comedian and actor Aasif Mandvi, Carnegie Mellon University president Subra Suresh and former president...
  • Immigration in America's DNA, Obama says July 5, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Saturday called America's legacy as a country of immigrants part of the nation's "DNA," as members of the military community were sworn in as citizens at the White House. At a Fourth of July event marking the 238th anniversary of American independence, Obama praised the newly...
  • Indian Jewish couple reunite in Israel after seven years May 23, 2014

    Jerusalem: In an emotional reunion, an Indian couple separated more than seven years ago since their engagement have been reunited in Israel after a group of Bnei Menashe Jews from Manipur immigrated to the Jewish state. Edna, a young woman whose fiance Gamliel had migrated to Israel in 2007, had to...
  • TMC complains to EC against Modi over Asansol speech May 5, 2014

    Kolkata: In more trouble for the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against him for a campaign speech he made in Asansol in West Bengal. The TMC alleged that Modi was seeking votes in...
  • Born in India to Pakistani parents, infant denied entry to Pakistan April 28, 2014

    Jaipur: An infant is caught between borders and international laws in India over his place of birth. The child, Sohail Khan, whose parents are Pakistani citizens was born in India and has now been denied entry to Pakistan. But when the parents tried to return to Pakistan, the authorities reportedly...
  • AAP activists caught in an immigration test fraud in UK: BBC February 11, 2014

    London: The Aam Aadmi Party is yet again in the news for wrong reasons. Some AAP activists have been caught in an immigration test fraud in United Kingdom. The AAP leaders in UK have admitted to the association of the two men with the party. However, they have denied that...
  • India to extend visaonarrival facility to tourists from 180 countries February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India will extend visaonarrival to tourists of all nations barring eight, including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Iran, as it looks to boost tourism, Planning Minister Rajeev Shukla said on Wednesday. "We have decided to extend the visaonarrival facility to tourists from 180 nations. It will take 56...
  • Obama lays out goitalone approach in State of Union speech January 29, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Wednesday gave his sixth State of the Union address saying that China is no longer world's number one place to invest, US is. He said that the US economy is poised for breakthrough. Obama urged Congress to work together on an overhaul, but he tempered...
  • 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...
  • No limit on Indian students in UK, but need to watch immigration, says David Cameron November 14, 2013

    Seeking to allay the concerns of students looking to pursue education in the UK, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said there was no limit on the number of Indian students in his country, although he did add that they needed to keep a tab on immigration. "There is no...
  • 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. ...
  • Separatist leader Yasin Malik denied immigration check to Nepal October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Separatist group Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik was on Monday detained for some time at the Indira Gandhi International airport in the national capital. Sources say that Malik was headed to Nepal and his passport had expired. Therefore, he was denied an immigration check. He has...
  • Search for victims of Sicily migrant wreck postponed October 5, 2013

    Lampedusa: Choppy seas prevented divers on Friday from recovering more bodies of migrants who died in a shipwreck off Sicily that has killed an estimated 300, in one of the worst disasters of Europe's immigration crisis. Rescue teams have so far recovered 111 bodies and expect to find more than 100...
  • UK authorities clear Ramdev after second round of questioning September 21, 2013

    London: Yoga guru Ramdev was on Saturday cleared by UK authorities following a second round of questioning at Heathrow Airport in London, a day after he was detained and quizzed by customs officials for over six hours on landing in Britain. Though UK immigration cleared Ramdev and allowed him to carry...
  • Indian doctor taken into custody by Immigration Dept in Australia September 9, 2013

    An Indian-origin doctor, who had served 18 months in jail after being convicted of sexually assaulting one of his patients in Australia, has been taken into custody by the Immigration Department. Suhail Durani, 36, who had his permanent residency revoked four months ago after serving the jail term has been fighting...