Immigrants: News

01 Feb 2024

H-1B Visa

US announces fee hike for H-1B, L-1, and EB-5 visas

The United States government announced a significant increase in fees for various non-immigrant visas, including H-1B, L-1, and EB-5, which are popular among Indians seeking to immigrate to the US.

23 Nov 2023


Everything you should know about next Dutch PM Geert Wilders

Geert Wilders, leader of the Netherlands' far-right Party for Freedom (PVV), is set to secure a remarkable victory in the Dutch elections.

08 Mar 2023

United Kingdom

UK announces 'illegal migration bill'; PM Rishi Sunak warns migrants  

United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday announced bringing a strict and controversial law the "Illegal Migration Bill" against illegal migrants coming from different countries. It will likely block them from seeking asylum or citizenship.

29 Oct 2022


Immigrants constitute quarter of Canada's population; largest proportion from India

As per Statistics Canada's latest census data, Indians constitute a major portion of the immigrant population in Canada.

26 Aug 2022


US: Woman arrested for hurling racial slurs, assaulting Indian women

A woman was arrested for assaulting and racially abusing four Indian women in Dallas, Texas in the United States (US) on Wednesday.

07 Aug 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: Why Canada searching for immigrants to fill 10L vacancies

More than 10 lakh jobs are currently available in Canada.

07 Jul 2021

Madhya Pradesh

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.

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

Donald Trump

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.

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.

31 Jan 2019

New Jersey

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.

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

H-1B Visa

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.

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.

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.

16 Jul 2018

Donald Trump

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.

20 Jun 2018

Donald Trump

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.

16 Jun 2018

White House

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

H-1B Visa

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.

26 Apr 2018

New Zealand

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.

23 Mar 2018


Australia scraps 457 visa program, popular with Indians

In a crackdown on foreign workforce, Australia has scrapped its popular employer-sponsored 457 visa program, widely used by Indians.

01 Mar 2018


Horrified by H-1B restrictions, Indian techies find home in Canada

With the Trump government further tightening the noose around getting H-1B visas, Indians are losing hope in the American dream. Disillusioned, they are turning to Canada in large numbers, in search for a new home, a new dream.

04 Feb 2018

Donald Trump

Indian-Americans support Trump's merit-based immigration plan at White House rally

In a rare pro-Trump rally, hundreds of skilled Indian workers and their families gathered outside the White House in Washington on Saturday to support the American President's plan for a merit-based immigration system.

19 Jan 2018


Report: Huge spike in Indian immigrants wanting US citizenship

A study by the Pew Research Centre has found that India and Ecuador registered the highest spikes in immigrants wanting to become US citizens between 2005-2015.

12 Jan 2018

Donald Trump

Why take people from 'shithole' countries?: Trump discusses immigrants

It's no secret that US President Donald Trump is not a fan of immigrants, but his recent comments have shocked several quarters.

11 Jan 2018

H-1B Visa

Bill for increasing green card allocation introduced in US

US President Donald Trump's policy changes with respect to immigrants have been in news quite a lot.

05 Jan 2018

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia arrests 337,281 illegal immigrants

Saudi Arabia has arrested 337,281 expatriates, living illegally in the gulf nation without residence or work permit.

14 Aug 2017


'Identify and deport': Centre ups ante against illegal immigrants

The Centre has stepped up against illegal immigration and asked states to identify and deport immigrants.

03 Aug 2017

Donald Trump

Trump backs restrictions on legal-immigration, what it means for India?

US President Donald Trump has now signed a new law which is likely to curb legal immigration and reduce the number of green cards issued in a year.

Two Indian-Americans among 38 'Great Immigrants' awardees this time

Two prominent Indian-Americans are among a list of 38 immigrants who will be honored this year for their contributions to the American culture and economy.

01 Jul 2017


Indians top the list in acquiring foreign citizenship: OECD report

Indians top the list when it comes to acquiring foreign citizenship. In 2015, 1.3 lakh people of Indian origin acquired citizenship of the 35 OECD countries.

03 May 2017


Thousands of illegal Indian immigrants to return from Saudi

Thousands of Indian workers who were living in Saudi Arabia illegally are set to return to India under a government approved amnesty scheme.

24 Apr 2017


Illegal immigration: 38 Indians detained in UK

As many as 38 Indian nationals, including nine women, were detained by British immigration officials for overstaying their visas or working illegally.

20 Apr 2017

New Zealand

Now, New Zealand toughens immigration requirements

In an attempt to limit immigration in the country, the government of New Zealand has decided to toughen visa norms for skilled immigrants.