Indian Immigrants

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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.

US could lift per country green card limits: Details here

09 Feb 2019

US could lift per country green card limits: Details here

In what could turn out to be good news for Indian professionals, two identical bills backed by powerful legislators and companies like Google have been introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate to end the per country limit for green cards.

Trump announces major H-1B changes, including path to citizenship

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.

Only 10% of Indian applicants received Green Cards last year

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.

Two Indians among 19 people arrested for entering US illegally

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.

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.