Us Immigration

  • Obama lays out go-it-alone approach in State of Union speech 29-01-2014 08:54 AM

    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...
  • Democrat predicts House will pass Senate immigration bill 01-07-2013 03:07 AM

    Washington: The Republican-controlled House of Representatives will bow to political pressure and pass the immigration bill approved by the Democratic-led Senate by the end of the year, Democratic Senator Charles Schumer predicted on Sunday. Schumer, a member of the bipartisan Senate group that crafted the immigration measure, said House Republicans...
  • CEOs of Google, Yahoo, Microsoft hail US immigration bill 28-06-2013 10:37 AM

    Washington: CEOs representing top American technology companies including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Cisco has hailed the passage of the comprehensive immigration reform bill by US Senate, arguing that this would give a big boost to the economic growth and attract high skilled workers. "In passing this legislation on a strong...
  • US Senate passes sweeping immigration legislation 28-06-2013 07:28 AM

    Washington: The US Senate approved a landmark immigration bill on Thursday that would provide millions of undocumented immigrants a chance to become citizens, but the leader of the House of Representatives said the measure was dead on arrival in the House. In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Democratic-controlled Senate...
  • Weak rupee not good for Indian economy: Nasscom 27-06-2013 01:59 PM

    Mumbai: As rupee has breached the 60-mark against the dollar, the apex body of IT and software services industry said it would like the Indian unit to be more stable as it is in the interest of overall economy. "We think the 54-56 range is good which we had kind...
  • US immigration bill headed for Senate passage 25-06-2013 07:45 AM

    Washington: US senators have signalled their support to a landmark comprehensive immigration bill as they voted 67-27 to advance a border security amendment to the legislation. The amendment paves the way for the final passage of the bill later this week, which if signed into law would provide path to...
  • Proposed US immigration bill gives preference to better educated people 05-05-2013 01:07 PM

    Washington: US immigration authorities would give preference to better-educated and trained visa-seekers who can contribute to the American economy under a less-noticed provision of the immigration bill in the US Congress. The bi-partisan bill in the US Senate would rewrite the half-century-old standards that control legal immigration to favor skills...
  • US senator accuses TCS, Infosys, Wipro of abusing H-1B visas 23-04-2013 01:32 PM

    Washington: Amidst Congressional debate on the comprehensive immigration reform, a top US Senator has accused big Indian IT companies - TCS, Infosys and Wipro - of abusing the H-1B visa system. "There are some specific abuses of H-1B," Senator Richard Durbin, said during a Congressional hearing on immigration reform by...
  • India seeks more US visas for high-skilled workers 15-04-2013 05:53 PM

    Washington: As the US moves forward to reform its immigration system, India has said that a generous American visa policy for the country's high-skilled workers would help everyone and both nations will emerge as winners. "We respectfully urge that they consider the impact of their decisions on the ability of...
  • US immigration deal likely on Tuesday 13-04-2013 10:24 AM

    Washington: With most major issues ironed out, a bipartisan group of senators is expected to announce on Tuesday a plan to legalise America's 11 million illegal immigrants, including 260,000 Indians, according to various media reports. The deal being crafted by the so-called "Gang of Eight" senators would exclude any immigrants...
  • US Congress urged not to ignore doctors in immigration reform 12-04-2013 10:06 AM

    Washington: An influential professional body of Indian-American doctors on Friday appealed to US lawmakers "not to ignore" physicians from the comprehensive immigration reforms, arguing that America faces shortage of doctors. During its day-long activities at the Capitol Hill, members of the powerful American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)...
  • US: fake univ busted, students face deportation 26-01-2011 11:31 AM

    Washington: The future of over 1000 Indian students is in jeopardy as US authorities raid a university involved in money laundering in California. Government sources said that the MEA has asked for a report on the immigration row involving hundreds of Indian students at a San Francisco university. Sources have...