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The U.S. Justice Department and immigrant rights lawyers have failed to reach an agreement in a lawsuit over conditions faced by immigrant children detained with their mothers after crossing the U.S-Mexico border, according to documents filed in a California federal court

Sides fail to reach settlement in family detention lawsuit

SAN ANTONIO: The U.S. Justice Department and immigrant rights lawyers have failed to reach an agreement in a lawsuit over conditions faced by immigrant children detained with their mothers after… Read more »

Immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala who entered the country illegally board a bus after they were released from a family detention center in San Antonio. Women and children are being released from immigrant detention centers faster on bond, with many mothers assigned ankle-monitoring bracelets in lieu of paying.

Immigrant families released faster from detention

SAN ANTONIO: Mothers with children are being released from Texas immigrant detention centers more quickly in the weeks since the nation’s top immigration official announced policy changes, with far more… Read more »

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Trump’s criticism of McCain overshadows issues

AMES, IOWA: Donald Trump’s criticism that Sen. John McCain isn’t a war hero overshadowed his rivals’ quest for support among evangelical voters at an Iowa political gathering designed to showcase… Read more »


UK visa crackdown to hit Indian students

LONDON: The UK has announced that it will ban overseas students from outside the European Union to work while they study in the country from the next month, a move… Read more »

Grisel Ybarra, left, and Monica Barba Neumann look over documents at their office in Miami.

Thousands of Cuban immigrants fear deportation

MIAMI: With the United States and Cuba inching closer to fully restoring diplomatic ties, including re-opening embassies for the first time in 54 years, the future is murky for tens… Read more »

''Laying off of US workers for H1B holders needs to be probed''

”Laying off of US workers for H1B holders needs to be probed”

WASHINGTON: Amid reports that entertainment giant Walt Disney has laid off American employees and replaced them with Indians holding H1-B visas, US Homeland Security Secretary Jeb Johnson has told lawmakers… Read more »


Indian companies in UK concerned over new migrant rules

LONDON: Indian companies in the UK have expressed concern over recent announcements on planned changes to the eligibility criteria for hiring migrant labor, warning the changes would “severely disrupt” their… Read more »


158 Pak Hindus get Indian citizenship

NEW DELHI: Indian citizenship and Long Term Visas (LTV) have been granted to 158 and 3,733 Pakistani Hindu nationals respectively since the NDA government announced the setting up of Special… Read more »

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Give some attention to India, Swaraj tells Diaspora

BANGKOK: India has described Thailand as a valued partner in its ‘Act East’ Policy and said it envisage a more vigorous and proactive engagement with the strategic and economically vibrant… Read more »

Maria Ortiz, left, shown in 2013 in Brea, is a Mexican national living in the United States. Thirty-five counties in California will now offer health care coverage to immigrants in U.S. illegaly.

35 California counties extend health care to immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif.: A group of 35 California counties have agreed to provide basic health care to people who are in the United States illegally. The decision was made Thursday by… Read more »


Court revives post-9/11 detainee claims

NEW YORK: Former top US officials can be held liable for the abuse of hundreds of detainees rounded up after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks for minor immigration violations, a… Read more »


Books on Yoga for modern lifestyles

NEW DELHI: From a fitness instructor to a top international fashion model and a danseuse – a range of people have penned books to make yoga relevant to modern lifestyles… Read more »

Patient Rosa Guerra, 52, right, gets a free eye exam during the Binational Health Week event held at the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles. A budget deal between Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders would make California the first in the nation to offer state-subsidized health care to children who are in the country illegally.

California on cusp of offering young immigrants health care

SANTA ANA, Calif.: In a move that adds momentum to efforts to integrate immigrants, California is on the cusp of extending state-subsidized health care coverage to children from low-income families… Read more »

H1B petitions

Warning on failure to amend H1B petitions

On May 21, USCIS released Guidance on when an employer should file an amended H-1B petition after a landmark Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC. It held… Read more »

French far right party, Front national, President Marine Le Pen, center, arrives for a media conference with other far right leaders at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, June 16.

Anti-immigrant parties form EU Parl group

BRUSSELS: A coalition of far-right, anti-immigrant parties in the European Parliament have announced they are uniting to form a political group under the leadership of France’s National Front chief Marine… Read more »


Senate GOP denies funds for lawyers for immigrant kids

WASHINGTON: A GOP-controlled Senate panel blocked President Barack Obama’s request for $50 million to pay for legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the United States after fleeing violence… Read more »


Probe against TCS, Infosys for visa violations

NEW YORK: The US government has opened an investigation against two of the biggest Indian outsourcing companies for possible violations of H1-B visa rules, according to a media report. The… Read more »


UK crackdown to affect Indian migrants

LONDON: British government has unveiled plans like raising minimum salary thresholds for skilled workers and limiting the number of work permits as part of a fresh crackdown on immigrants from… Read more »


India lodges protest over archers visa denial by U.S.

NEW DELHI: Taking a serious view of the US Embassy here refusing to grant visas to 21 Indian archers bound for World Youth Championships, the Indian Olympic Association has decided… Read more »

A US Senator has demanded a probe into the "potential misuses" of the popular H1-B visa program

Probe demanded into H1-B visa misuse

NEW YORK: A US Senator has demanded a probe into the “potential misuses” of the popular H1-B visa program following a report that Walt Disney has laid off about 250… Read more »