IMMIGRATION LAWS

  • Parl delegation meets US lawmakers over H1B visa June 5, 2013

    Washington: Indian Parliamentarians met top American lawmakers to raise India's concerns over the immigration bill, in particular those related to the H1B visa issues. A delegation of seven MPs under the banner of IndiaUS Forums of Parliamentarians of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), included Biju...
  • Singapore: Protesters demand limitation of immigration February 18, 2013

    Singapore: More than 4000 people took to the streets in Singapore on Saturday in an unprecedented antigovernment protest, after the Singapore government announced a change in immigration laws. The government decision came in a process to increase immigration over the next few decades. Singapore aims to raise the population by 30...
  • New Australian law leaves students in a lurch January 13, 2011

    Students work to support themselves while they wait for their fees to be refunded. ...
  • No cap on number of Indian workers in UK December 21, 2010

    A UK Court rejected Government's decision to introduce a cap on the number of skilled workers from India. ...
  • 23 Indians staying illegally in UK arrested June 15, 2010

    London: Twentythree Indians, all illegal immigrants have been arrested in one of the biggest operation by Britain's immigration officials conducted in west London and the east England town of Norwich. Twentytwo Indian men were part of a group of migrants arrested following an enforcement swoop on a dairy in Acton,...
  • No techies, but teachers and chefs welcome in UK September 10, 2008

    London: The British government is considering new recommendations to restrict immigration from outside the European Union. According to a new proposal, teachers and chefs are welcome to migrate to UK but IT professionals are not. A new list of skill shortages is being drawn up for skilled workers under the new...
  • UK tightens visa rules, low skilled workers barred May 6, 2008

    London: In a bid to curtail overseas workers, Britain announced on Tuesday tougher immigration criteria for skilled professionals from India and other nonEU countries seeking jobs including an annual earning of over 24,000 while barring lowskilled foreigners from entry. Within a week of Indian doctors winning a favourable verdict from...
  • Singh is king! Canada changes surname policy July 26, 2007

    New Delhi: A policy put in place 10years ago by Canada has been reversed much to the relief of the Sikh community in the country. The rule set by the Canadian authorities for the Sikhs immigrating to the country, that said they had to change their surnames if they happened...
  • Respite for Indian docs in Britain February 25, 2007

    New Delhi: Providing some respite to the Indian doctors, who have been facing a quit order after Britain's new immigration laws disenfranchised nonEuropean economic migrants and the high court upheld the policy, the Department of Health has finally agreed to keep the new rules in abeyance for the next round...
  • Is the new UK law racist? February 10, 2007

    New rule, which came into force on April 3, 2006, says medicos from outside the European Union need permits work and train in the UK. Permitfree training abolished. ...