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Different ways in which one can acquire citizenship in India

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.

Mexico deports over 300 Indians after US pressure on immigration

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.

Poor people can't legally immigrate to Trump's America anymore

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.

US: 6-year-old Indian girl dies of heat in Arizona desert

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.

US college scam: 30 'students' return home; others remain detained

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.

Indian 'students', who enrolled in fake US university, return home

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.

Refugee writes book using WhatsApp, wins Australia's top literature prize

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?

US college scam: Hundreds of Indian students face deportation, jail

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.

UK visa costs increase significantly for Indians, non-EU migrants

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

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.

Dramatic increase in number of H-1B visas being held up?

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.

Trump wants people to come to US on merit basis

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.

UK visa cost to increase significantly for Indians, non-EU immigrants

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.

Germany to ease immigration rules to tackle worker shortage

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.

Apple, JPMorgan, Pepsi express concerns over Trump's H-1B policy

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.

Australia: Senator Fraser Anning seeks drastic cut in student visas

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.

14 immigration, 46 e-visa counters added in Delhi airport

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.

Indian H-1B visa petitions are getting rejected more than ever

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.

This Indian illegal-immigrant has landed himself a job in US

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!

Illegal Indian-immigrants being treated like criminals in US-jail: Advocacy groups

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.

Rejected H-1B visas, wealthy Indians have found a 'golden' ticket

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.

US-Federal-judge orders Trump administration to reunite migrant families within 30-days

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.

US states sue Trump administration, Congress remains divided

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.

Trump wants people to come to US through merit-based immigration-system

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.

Punjabi youths chasing American dreams find themselves in US jails

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.

Welcome-To-America: The story of crying-toddler with Trump on TIME cover

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.

Melania Trump wears "Don't care" coat while visiting migrant kids

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.

Trump stops policy which separated kids from parents at US-border

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.

Trump defends 'zero-tolerance-policy' towards immigration, urges Congress to change laws

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.

On Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy, Melania has contradictory views

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.

At least 2,000 children separated from families at US-Mexico border

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.

Indian-American youths offer to fund Trump's wall for green cards

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.

The most common types of US visas for Indians

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.

Indian man crossed 11 countries to enter US; now deported

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.

Indians got 74.2% H-1B visas in 2017, China at 9%

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.

US firms sue US immigration services over stringent H-1B rules

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.

Indian-American IT company fined for violating H-1B salary requirements

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.

New Zealand opens doors for immigrants with sex work skills

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.

43% drop in H-1B applications this time, a historic low

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.

Application for H-1B visas opens today: All you should know

02 Apr 2018

Application for H-1B visas opens today: All you should know

The toughest ever application process for the US' H-1B, considered the most sought-after work visa among highly skilled Indian professionals, begins today.