Indian Immigrant

  • US celebrates 100 years of Sikh community July 16, 2013

    Washington: The White House has acknowledged the contributions of the Sikh community to the US as it celebrates 100 years of their achievements and the immigrant success story in America. The occasion was an event last week to mark the centenary of the arrival in July 1913 of Bhagat Singh Thind...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on politics over Uttarakhand floods June 30, 2013

    On this episode of The week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on politicians over Uttarakhand floods, illegal Indian immigrants and much more. ...
  • 240,000 illegal Indian immigrants could get US citizenship January 30, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has come out with his much-awaited comprehensive immigration reforms that, among other things, will pave way for legalisation of more than 11 million undocumented immigrants. The reforms, which also propose to eliminate the annual country caps in the employment category, are expected to benefit large number...
  • Indian's subway death: NY woman's arraignment postponed January 30, 2013

    New York: The arraignment of a 31-year-old woman, accused of shoving an Indian immigrant to her death from a subway platform here last month, has been postponed as defense attorneys seek to contest a ruling that she is mentally fit to stand trial in the case. Erika Menendez of Queens pushed...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • American arrested for abusing Indian immigrant March 1, 2012

    Houston: A wealthy US woman has been arrested for keeping an illegal immigrant from India in a "forced labour situation" that included her working 17 hours a day and sleeping in a walk-in closet. Annie George, 39, and her husband, who died in a plane crash in 2009, kept their domestic...
  • 30 illegal Indian immigrants caught in France November 3, 2007

    Grenoble (France): French border police discovered 30 illegal Indian immigrants crammed into a small truck that passed into France through the Mont Blanc tunnel under the Alps, a judicial official said Thursday. Border police heard sounds coming from the back of the 6-cubic-meter (210-cubic-foot) truck Wednesday, a judicial official said, speaking...
  • Indian illegal immigrant held in Britain September 24, 2006

    London: An Indian citizen along with 23 people of Nepali and Pakistani origin have been arrested in a major operation in Britain to target illegal immigrants who had found casual employment in a salad producing factory. Fifteen Nepalese and two Pakistani workers were arrested at the Southern Salads factory in Tonbridge...