Migrants

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Sonu Sood to support 400 migrant families affected by pandemic

13 Jul 2020

Sonu Sood to support 400 migrant families affected by pandemic

Sonu Sood is on a mission!

350 migrants 'break violently' into Mexico as new caravan arrives

13 Apr 2019

350 migrants 'break violently' into Mexico as new caravan arrives

A group of around 350 Central American migrants "broke violently" into Mexico yesterday, the country's immigration authorities said, as a new caravan of around 2,500 people arrived from Guatemala.

#PolicyExplainer: All about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

09 Jan 2019

#PolicyExplainer: All about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday had passed, amid protests by the Opposition, the Citizen (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955.

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: Two migrant children die in border detention camps

26 Dec 2018

US: Two migrant children die in border detention camps

An eight-year-old Guatemalan child detained by US Customs and Border Protection died on Tuesday, marking the second death of an migrant child in government custody at the US-Mexico border this month.

UN Assembly adopts refugee pact, only US, Hungary vote 'no'

18 Dec 2018

UN Assembly adopts refugee pact, only US, Hungary vote 'no'

The UN General Assembly yesterday adopted, by a wide majority, a Global Compact on Refugees aimed at improving efforts to manage large refugee movements but without the support of the United States and Hungary.

Gujarat: 14-month-old's rape sets off attacks on UP, Bihar migrants

06 Oct 2018

Gujarat: 14-month-old's rape sets off attacks on UP, Bihar migrants

The rape of a 14-month-old, allegedly by a Bihari migrant in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat last week, has set off revenge attacks on migrants from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, reports IE.

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.

Thirteen Bangladeshi nationals including 5 children arrested in Mathura

28 Sep 2018

Thirteen Bangladeshi nationals including 5 children arrested in Mathura

Thirteen Bangladeshi nationals, including five children, were taken into custody today in a village near Mathura, police said.

Indians relieved after US misses another H-4 notification deadline

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.

With dip in cost-of-living, Bengaluru now more attractive for foreigners

27 Jun 2018

With dip in cost-of-living, Bengaluru now more attractive for foreigners

That Mumbai is the most expensive to live in for expatriates among all Indian cities is no surprise.

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.

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.

Stricter H-1B norms forces companies to mull other options

03 Apr 2018

Stricter H-1B norms forces companies to mull other options

The US' tighter restrictions on the H-1B visas, popular among highly skilled Indians looking to move abroad, have affected both applicants and prospective employers.

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.

H-1B visa changes: No place for Indians in Trump's America

24 Mar 2018

H-1B visa changes: No place for Indians in Trump's America

Donald Trump's new policy on H-1B visa rules will make it more difficult for tech giants to import Indians to the US for work.

Falling number of Indian students could impact US severely: Report

26 Feb 2018

Falling number of Indian students could impact US severely: Report

The US' tightening of immigration policies has taken a hit on international students, particularly from India.

Army Chief's comments about Assamese party condemned as political

22 Feb 2018

Army Chief's comments about Assamese party condemned as political

Army Chief Bipin Rawat finds himself in the midst of a controversy after he spoke of how a political party in the Northeast was rising on the back of Muslim support.

90 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes off Libya coast

02 Feb 2018

90 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes off Libya coast

About 90 migrants are feared dead as an overcrowded boat capsized off the Libyan coast, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.

Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over proposed passport changes

14 Jan 2018

Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over proposed passport changes

Congress President Rahul Gandhi slammed the Modi government after the Centre suggested that passports may no longer serve as valid address proofs.

US' curb on H-1B visas a golden opportunity for India?

04 Jan 2018

US' curb on H-1B visas a golden opportunity for India?

The US' curb on H-1B visas might be bad news for Indians wishing to settle there, but it might turn out to be a golden opportunity for the Indian government.

Assam publishes first draft of NRC on New Year

01 Jan 2018

Assam publishes first draft of NRC on New Year

The first draft of the much-awaited National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam has finally been published with 1.9cr names.

Mexico: Authorities rescue 115 migrants kept in deplorable conditions

22 Aug 2017

Mexico: Authorities rescue 115 migrants kept in deplorable conditions

As Donald Trump is tightening immigration stipulations in the US, Mexican police is reported to have rescued 115 migrants including 41 minors from the Veracruz state in Eastern Mexico.

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 Moroccan migrants in 24 hours

18 Aug 2017

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 Moroccan migrants in 24 hours

As migrants continue to pour into Europe from North Africa and Syria, the Spanish Coast Guard claims to have rescued 600 migrants from Morocco within 24 hours!

Migrant crisis: Is Italy gearing up to close its ports?

29 Jun 2017

Migrant crisis: Is Italy gearing up to close its ports?

Pointing to an unsustainable situation with respect to African migrants coming in through the sea, Italy has threatened to close off its ports to boats carrying them.