29 Apr 2020
2 lakh H-1B workers could lose legal status by June
The coronavirus pandemic has presented an additional obstacle for guest workers in the United States.
24 Apr 2020
Sunlight, heat, and humidity weakens coronavirus, says US official
On Thursday, a US official said the deadly coronavirus weakens when exposed to sunlight, heat, and humidity, making way for hopes that the pandemic might come to an end in summer months.
01 Apr 2020
US body asks Trump to suspend H-1B program amid layoffs
A United States workers' body has approached President Donald Trump demanding the suspension of this year's H-1B and H-2B visa programs.
11 Jan 2020
Firefox affected by critical flaw, update it immediately
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has raised alarms over a critical vulnerability plaguing Mozilla Firefox.
04 Dec 2019
Kailaasa: Here's what we know about Nithyananda's new 'Hindu nation'
Last month, it was reported that controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda has fled India on an expired passport, however, his whereabouts remained unknown.
10 Nov 2019
Spouses of H-1B visa holders can continue working in US
A United States court has refused to strike down an Obama-era visa regulation which permits the spouses of H-1B visa holders to work, albeit temporarily.
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.
06 Apr 2019
USCIS has received 'sufficient number of applications' for H-1B visa
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
Pentagon authorizes $1 billion to build part of Trump's border-wall
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
US: 70-year-old Indian-origin man admits to multi-million dollar immigration fraud
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
Good news for Indians: US introduces 15-day H-1B visa processing
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
Trump to sign funding deal; will declare national emergency anyway
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
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
129 Indian 'students' arrested in US 'pay-to-stay' visa scam
The US authorities have arrested 129 Indian 'students' for enrolling themselves in a fake university to extend their stay in the country.
29 Jan 2019
US: Sikhs distribute gift cards, Indian food to TSA employees
The Sikh community of Indiana State in the US distributed Indian food and gift cards to the employees of the federal Transportation and Security Administration who haven't received their pay checks due to the partial government shutdown lasting for a record over 35 days.
14 Jan 2019
Canadians buy US employees hundreds of pizzas as shutdown continues
In a show of industry-wide support, Canadian air traffic controllers, over the past few days, have bought hundreds of pizzas for their cash-strapped American counterparts who are languishing as a result of the ongoing US government shutdown.
13 Jan 2019
Five funniest episodes of 'The Big Bang Theory'
In the interest of full disclosure, I am not a The Big Bang Theory fan.
12 Jan 2019
US government shutdown enters day 22, becomes longest in history
The partial US government shutdown that began towards the end of last year has entered its 22nd day, making it the longest-ever US government shutdown in history.
11 Jan 2019
Trump announces major H-1B changes, including path to citizenship
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.
28 Dec 2018
US government shutdown to drag on to 2019
It has been over six days since the US government partially shut down, and there seems to be no solution in sight.
23 Dec 2018
Partial US government shutdown to last through Christmas
It seems like the partial US government shutdown is set to last through Christmas.
09 Dec 2018
Chief of Staff Kelly to step down by year-end: Trump
US President Donald Trump yesterday said his Chief of Staff John Kelly would be leaving White House by the end of this year, the latest in the series of reshuffle in Trump administration.
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.
01 Dec 2018
US proposes changes to H-1B visas; favors highest-paid foreign workers
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
New H-1B rules proposed, might benefit some Indians
In yet another shake-up of H-1B visa rules, the Trump administration, on Friday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process.
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.
03 Nov 2018
Indian-American arrested over H-1B visa fraud in Silicon Valley
A 46-year-old Indian-American was arrested yesterday morning in California on charges of H-1B visa fraud.
25 Oct 2018
Hollywood legend Robert De Niro receives suspicious package
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.
20 Oct 2018
Only 10% of Indian applicants received Green Cards last year
Latest official figures released by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have revealed that a meagre 10% of Indian Green Card applicants received their Green Cards last year.
19 Oct 2018
50,000 Indians took US-citizenship in 2017; 4,000 more than 2016
Over 50,000 Indians were granted American citizenship in 2017, 4,000 more than 2016, according to the latest official report.
18 Oct 2018
60,394 of 600,000 Indians received Green Cards in 2017: US
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
Trump administration to propose major changes to H-1B visa rules
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
H-4 visa work permits to be revoked, many Indian-Americans affected
The Trump administration is clamping down on H-4 visa holders.
28 Aug 2018
Two Indians among 19 people arrested for entering US illegally
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.
23 Jul 2018
Vulnerability in Gmail feature could expose users' data
Gmail is in the midst of a redesign drive involving addition of new features, but US officials are concerned about a vulnerability that could potentially expose personal data of the users.
03 Jul 2018
Indians relieved after US misses another H-4 notification deadline
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.
24 Jun 2018
Trump's spokeswoman booted out of eatery, restaurant explains why
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders was, on Saturday, asked to leave a Virginia restaurant because she works with Donald Trump.
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.
19 Jun 2018
'I'm all alone': Heart-wrenching cries of children intensify anti-Trump protest
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 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.