Articles about Immigrants
07 Jul 2021
Madhya Pradesh: Six Pakistani migrants granted Indian citizenship
Six Pakistani migrants, living in Madhya Pradesh for decades, have been granted Indian citizenship on Wednesday under the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), officials said.
07 Jan 2020
Different ways in which one can acquire citizenship in India
Citizenship is nothing but the position or status granted to an individual of being a member/citizen of a particular country.
18 Oct 2019
Mexico deports over 300 Indians after US pressure on immigration
In an unprecedented move, Mexico deported over 300 Indians to Delhi via a Boeing 747-400 charter.
13 Aug 2019
Poor people can't legally immigrate to Trump's America anymore
In what could cut legal immigration to the United States by half, the Trump administration said yesterday that those seeking public benefits could be denied green cards.
15 Jun 2019
US: 6-year-old Indian girl dies of heat in Arizona desert
A six-year-old immigrant girl from India was found dead in Arizona's southern deserts on Wednesday by the United States Border Patrol office.
08 Feb 2019
US college scam: 30 'students' return home; others remain detained
At least 30 'students' from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, who had been caught up in an immigration racket, have returned to India from the US.
05 Feb 2019
Indian 'students', who enrolled in fake US university, return home
Days after the United States Homeland Security busted a 'pay-to-stay' scam and detained nearly 129 Indian students, several others who also enrolled in the fake university are returning home, reports HT.
02 Feb 2019
Refugee writes book using WhatsApp, wins Australia's top literature prize
The winner of Australia's top literature prize is a refugee who is not allowed in Australia. Paradoxical much?
31 Jan 2019
US college scam: Hundreds of Indian students face deportation, jail
Hundreds of Indian students studying in the US could face deportation or even jail, after the arrest of eight men - all Indian or of Indian-origin - who had enrolled them in a fake university run by US undercover agents.
08 Jan 2019
UK visa costs increase significantly for Indians, non-EU migrants
The overall cost for a UK visa for Indians as well as non-EU citizens will increase from Tuesday after plans to increase the immigration health surcharge (IHS) were approved.
01 Dec 2018
US: Since 2014, over 20,000 Indians have sought political asylum
More than 20,000 Indians, mostly men, have sought asylum in the US since 2014, according to the latest figures.
09 Nov 2018
Dramatic increase in number of H-1B visas being held up?
Claiming there has been a "dramatic increase" in the number of H-1B visas being held up, a coalition of American employers representing top IT companies has alleged that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is acting outside of its own regulations.
14 Oct 2018
Trump wants people to come to US on merit basis
US President Donald Trump has said that he wants people with merit, who can help, to enter the US and not sneak inside the border illegally.
13 Oct 2018
UK visa cost to increase significantly for Indians, non-EU immigrants
With plans in place to raise the immigration health surcharge (IHS) that is payable when students, professionals, and family members apply for a UK visa, the overall cost for a UK visa is set to go up for Indians as well as non-EU immigrants.
03 Oct 2018
Germany to ease immigration rules to tackle worker shortage
Worker-starved Germany will ease immigration rules to attract foreign job seekers, including giving well-integrated irregular migrants, in employment, a shot at staying, ministers said yesterday.
25 Aug 2018
Apple, JPMorgan, Pepsi express concerns over Trump's H-1B policy
H-1B visas have been a touching topic ever since Donald Trump became the US President.
15 Aug 2018
Australia: Senator Fraser Anning seeks drastic cut in student visas
An Australian senator has called for drastically reducing the student visa numbers in the country, where India is the second largest source of international students after China.
13 Aug 2018
14 immigration, 46 e-visa counters added in Delhi airport
Those who are flying out of Delhi are set to face less hassle at the airport.
31 Jul 2018
Indian H-1B visa petitions are getting rejected more than ever
According to a report by an American non-profit body, there has been a marked increase in denial of H-1B visa petitions of Indians, as compared to people of other nationalities.
18 Jul 2018
This Indian illegal-immigrant has landed himself a job in US
21-year-old Gurkripa Singh (name changed) might be among the lucky few to have entered the US illegally, stayed in jail for less than a month, and still have landed a job!
16 Jul 2018
Illegal Indian-immigrants being treated like criminals in US-jail: Advocacy groups
Fifty-two illegal Indian immigrants, mostly Sikhs, seeking asylum in the US are being treated like criminals with their turbans taken away in a federal prison in Oregon after getting caught up in Trump administration's controversial "zero-tolerance" policy, said legal advocacy groups.
15 Jul 2018
Rejected H-1B visas, wealthy Indians have found a 'golden' ticket
With increasing restrictions on H-1B visas, Indians' dreams of working in the US and eventually getting permanent residency have taken a blow.
27 Jun 2018
US-Federal-judge orders Trump administration to reunite migrant families within 30-days
A federal judge in San Diego issued a preliminary injunction to reunite separated parents with their children taken from them under Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy.
27 Jun 2018
US states sue Trump administration, Congress remains divided
Over a dozen US states have sued the Trump administration over its decision to implement a policy that separates children of undocumented migrants from their families.
27 Jun 2018
Trump wants people to come to US through merit-based immigration-system
US President Donald Trump today said he wants foreign workers to come to the US through a merit-based immigration system so as to meet the demands of companies that are moving into America in greater numbers.
22 Jun 2018
Punjabi youths chasing American dreams find themselves in US jails
Chasing the American dream, Bunty Singh (not his real name) illegally entered the US after crisscrossing several countries but landed in an immigration detention center in Otero, New Mexico, where he has been languishing for the last 16 months.
22 Jun 2018
Welcome-To-America: The story of crying-toddler with Trump on TIME cover
President of United States Donald Trump is quite proud of his TIME magazine covers, but the latest one is not something he would like to hang on the White House walls.
22 Jun 2018
Melania Trump wears "Don't care" coat while visiting migrant kids
United States of America's First Lady Melania Trump was caught in the eye of a storm after she chose to wear a trench coat that read "I really don't care, do you?" while paying a visit to Texas's migrant child detention centre.
21 Jun 2018
Trump stops policy which separated kids from parents at US-border
Under immense pressure from the Opposition and even right-wing voices, United States President Donald Trump ended the policy that separated minors from their families at the border.
20 Jun 2018
Trump defends 'zero-tolerance-policy' towards immigration, urges Congress to change laws
US President Donald Trump defended his administration's "zero-tolerance" policy towards immigration, blaming the opposition Democrats for the current mess.
18 Jun 2018
On Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy, Melania has contradictory views
Melania Trump, the wife of President of US Donald Trump and First Lady, has spoken on the zero-tolerance immigration policy and said she hated seeing kids separated from their families.
16 Jun 2018
At least 2,000 children separated from families at US-Mexico border
At least 2,000 children have been separated from their families or guardians who illegally crossed the US-Mexico border, since a policy allowing the same came into effect.
15 Jun 2018
Indian-American youths offer to fund Trump's wall for green cards
Hundreds of Indian-origin teenagers and young adults rallied in front of Capitol Hill to protest against more attention being given to illegal immigrants.
31 May 2018
The most common types of US visas for Indians
The US is one of the world's most visited countries and anyone wishing to enter it must first obtain a visa.
20 May 2018
Indian man crossed 11 countries to enter US; now deported
An Indian man who had reportedly travelled over 10,000kms across 11 countries in a month to enter the US illegally in 2016 has been deported back after he was caught staying illegally.
08 May 2018
Indians got 74.2% H-1B visas in 2017, China at 9%
Recent trends in US' H-1B visas reveal India still remains their largest subscriber: in 2016, Indians made up 74.2% of the total visas issued, which increased to 75.6% in 2017.
05 May 2018
US firms sue US immigration services over stringent H-1B rules
A group of US outsourcing and technology companies with extensive operations in India have sued the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) over a recently issued policy memo which puts significant restrictions on H-1B workers.
02 May 2018
Indian-American IT company fined for violating H-1B salary requirements
On Wednesday, an Indian-American IT company was asked to pay a fine of $173,044 in wages to 12 of its foreign employees, most of them Indian, for violating the H-1B visa programme's salary requirements.
26 Apr 2018
New Zealand opens doors for immigrants with sex work skills
New Zealand (NZ), which became the first country in the world to legalize prostitution 15 years ago, has gone a step further.
13 Apr 2018
43% drop in H-1B applications this time, a historic low
Amid tightened norms by the US, the number of applications received for H-1B visas for the 2018 hiring cycle has reached a historic low.