Department of Homeland Security
24 Nov 2020
Weeks after winning US elections, President-elect Joe Biden filled key positions in the cabinet, naming Antony Blinken as his Secretary of State.
07 Oct 2020
The US government, led by President Donald Trump, announced significant changes in the H-1B visa program, heavily relied on by tech companies to hire skilled foreign workers.
08 Jul 2020
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Wednesday sued the Donald Trump administration in the United States over expelling foreign students if their classes go online due to the pandemic.
01 Apr 2020
A United States workers' body has approached President Donald Trump demanding the suspension of this year's H-1B and H-2B visa programs.
13 Aug 2019
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.
09 Apr 2019
The head of the US Secret Service, which guards President Donald Trump and visiting heads of state, is stepping down, the White House said yesterday.
06 Apr 2019
The USCIS, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, yesterday released a notification that it has reached the authority mandated 65,000 cap of H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2020.
26 Mar 2019
Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan said today that he had authorized $1 billion to build part of the wall sought by US President Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border.
22 Feb 2019
A 70-year-old man of Indian-origin, Hardev Panesar, living in the US, has admitted to running a multi-million dollar immigration scam that is said to have duped over a 100 people.
19 Feb 2019
In what comes as good news for Indian professionals seeking to work in the US, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), announced last week that it will resume premium processing for all H-1B visa applications filed on or before December 21, 2018, starting Tuesday.
15 Feb 2019
On Thursday, the White House, in a press conference, announced that US President Donald Trump would sign a government funding bill to avert another government shutdown.
05 Feb 2019
The eight Indians, who were recently arrested for recruiting several hundred students mostly from India to stay illegally in the US by enrolling in a fake university, have pleaded "not guilty" before a federal court in Michigan.
05 Feb 2019
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
The US authorities have arrested 129 Indian 'students' for enrolling themselves in a fake university to extend their stay in the country.
31 Jan 2019
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.
11 Jan 2019
On Friday, US President Trump announced that major changes would be made to the H-1B visa program that is widely used by Indian IT professionals and Indian IT firms.
01 Dec 2018
More than 20,000 Indians, mostly men, have sought asylum in the US since 2014, according to the latest figures.
01 Dec 2018
The Trump administration yesterday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process with the aim of awarding the visa to the most skilled and highest paid foreign workers.
01 Dec 2018
In yet another shake-up of H-1B visa rules, the Trump administration, on Friday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process.
03 Nov 2018
A 46-year-old Indian-American was arrested yesterday morning in California on charges of H-1B visa fraud.
25 Oct 2018
On the back of suspicious packages containing bombs being sent to the Clintons, Obama, and others, a similar package has been sent to a restaurant owned by Hollywood legend Robert De Niro.
18 Oct 2018
Out of over 600,000 Indians waiting for the most sought-after Green Card, only 60,394 have received the legal permanent residency last year which allows them to live and work in the US, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
18 Oct 2018
The Trump administration has said it is planning to "revise" the definition of employment and specialty occupations under the H-1B visas, a move which will have a detrimental impact on Indian IT companies and small and medium-sized contractual firms mostly owned by Indian-Americans.
22 Sep 2018
The Trump administration is clamping down on H-4 visa holders.
28 Aug 2018
Two Indian nationals were among 19 people arrested by the United States border patrol officials in California for entering the country illegally by boat from Mexico.
25 Aug 2018
H-1B visas have been a touching topic ever since Donald Trump became the US President.
03 Jul 2018
The Donald Trump administration has failed yet again to issue a notification for revocation of H-4 visas on time, bringing relief to lakhs of Indians.
20 Jun 2018
US President Donald Trump defended his administration's "zero-tolerance" policy towards immigration, blaming the opposition Democrats for the current mess.
19 Jun 2018
Amid the ongoing controversy on the US' child-separation policy, heart-wrenching audio has surfaced from a Customs and Border Protection facility.
16 Jun 2018
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
Trump administration has reconfirmed its intent to rescind the H-4 visa rule on employment authorization to certain spouses of H-1B visa holders, a proposal that could hit tens of thousands of Indian women in US.
14 May 2018
Late on Friday night, the Trump administration issued a draft policy seeking to tighten and enforce rules governing foreign college students who overstay their visa durations.
10 Jan 2018
Baljinder Singh, an Indian-origin man who hails from New Jersey, has become the first person to lose naturalized citizenship under the Trump presidency.
02 Jan 2018
The Donald Trump administration is taking another step in its "Buy American, Hire American" initiative, possibly affecting 7,50,000 Indians.
04 Dec 2017
A US federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration can't delay an immigration rule that granted foreign entrepreneurs entry into the US to nurture their start-ups.
01 Dec 2017
Latest figures released by the US Department of Homeland Security reveal that 46,100 Indians were awarded US citizenship in 2016 (October 1, 2015-September 30, 2016).
27 Aug 2017
As per reports, an in-person interview with the US immigration authorities will now be mandatory for certain applicants seeking green cards under the Trump regime.
11 Jul 2017
Towards the end of his administration, President Barack Obama finalized the International Entrepreneur Rule.
23 May 2017
US President Donald Trump is set to unveil his first full budget to lawmakers on Tuesday.
30 Mar 2017
A federal judge in Oregon dismissed a petition that sought to challenge the lottery system that determines successful applicants for H-1B visas.