Us Immigration

  • 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...
  • Democrat predicts House will pass Senate immigration bill July 1, 2013

    Washington: The Republicancontrolled House of Representatives will bow to political pressure and pass the immigration bill approved by the Democraticled 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 who...
  • CEOs of Google, Yahoo, Microsoft hail US immigration bill June 28, 2013

    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 June 28, 2013

    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 Democraticcontrolled Senate...
  • Weak rupee not good for Indian economy: Nasscom June 27, 2013

    Mumbai: As rupee has breached the 60mark 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 5456 range is good which we had kind...
  • US immigration bill headed for Senate passage June 25, 2013

    Washington: US senators have signalled their support to a landmark comprehensive immigration bill as they voted 6727 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 citizenship...
  • Proposed US immigration bill gives preference to better educated people May 5, 2013

    Washington: US immigration authorities would give preference to bettereducated and trained visaseekers who can contribute to the American economy under a lessnoticed provision of the immigration bill in the US Congress. The bipartisan bill in the US Senate would rewrite the halfcenturyold standards that control legal immigration to favor skills over...
  • US senator accuses TCS, Infosys, Wipro of abusing H1B visas April 24, 2013

    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 H1B visa system. "There are some specific abuses of H1B," Senator Richard Durbin, said during a Congressional hearing on immigration reform by...
  • India seeks more US visas for highskilled workers April 15, 2013

    Washington: As the US moves forward to reform its immigration system, India has said that a generous American visa policy for the country's highskilled 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 April 13, 2013

    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 socalled "Gang of Eight" senators would exclude any immigrants...
  • US Congress urged not to ignore doctors in immigration reform April 12, 2013

    Washington: An influential professional body of IndianAmerican 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 daylong activities at the Capitol Hill, members of the powerful American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)...
  • US senators closer to immigration deal: Report March 30, 2013

    Washington: A bipartisan group of senators is closer to a deal on immigration reform to resolve the problem of 11 million illegal immigrants, including some 260,000 Indians, according to a media report. The "Gang of Eight", as the group of four Democratic and four Republican senators negotiating the deal is...
  • 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...
  • India challenges US immigration rules at WTO April 10, 2012

    New Delhi: India has launched a complaint at the World Trade Organisation over the cost of US work visas, which it says are too high and discriminate against a group of Indian IT firms, in the latest sign of prickly trade ties between the two allies. The complaint is at the...
  • US: fake univ busted, students face deportation January 27, 2011

    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 also said...
  • Indians the third largest immigrant group in US June 10, 2010

    Washington: The US is home to about 1.6 million Indian origin people, making them the thirdlargest immigrant group in the country after Mexicans and Filipino, a Washingtonbased think tank has said. Between 2007 and 2008, the number of Indian immigrants surpassed the number of Chinese and Hong Kongborn immigrants for the...