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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Would the religious freedom ground of inadmissibility still apply to Modi?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been welcomed by the Indian Diaspora without reservations in the United States. This was his first trip to the United States after his tourist/business was revoked… Read more »

Aliens could file an adjustment of status application

Aliens could file an adjustment of status application

While the Obama admin istration is working on unveiling administrative fixes to reform the immigration system, we wish to revive one idea, which we discussed in The Tyranny of Priority Dates We… Read more »

Obama has quietly slowed down deportations by nearly 20%

Obama has quietly slowed down deportations by nearly 20%

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion. The Homeland… Read more »


Eyeing 2016, Sen. Rubio stresses border security

MIAMI: Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan to help people like… Read more »

Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama says that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a… Read more »

Indian held in UAE with fake visa

Indian held in UAE with fake visa

DUBAI: An Indian working in the UAE has been handed over to the police for presenting before an investment firm a fake job visa sent to him by his friend… Read more »


Many young immigrants have benefited through DACA-II

Interestingly, the Court struck down the law on equal protec tion grounds rather than conflict-preemption. Generally, courts use preemption analysis to strike down a conflicting state law acting to regulate immigration. In… Read more »


US Immigration Bill can lead to $30 bn loss to India

NEW DELHI: The Indian economy could lose USD 30 billion annually with the IT industry being the hardest hit if the Immigration Bill under consideration in the US Congress becomes… Read more »

President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington about the ongoing situation in Iraq.

Possible immigration rift for Obama with Democrats

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability… Read more »

Canada residency approval for Indians is 85%

Canada residency approval for Indians is 85%

TORONTO: The friendship between Canada and India was stronger than ever before and both nations should continue to work to remove the barriers that hinder bilateral trade and investment, Prime… Read more »

Advances in China and India categories

Advances in China and India categories

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for August 2014 notes that cut-off dates for the China-mainland born employment third preference, and third preference “Other Workers,” categories have advanced for the month of… Read more »

Unaccompanied child

Unaccompanied child migrants: Drop in the bucket & so much hype

The overreaction surrounding 57,000 unaccompanied children who have come to the United States, with a population of 300 million, is not befitting of a great nation of immigrants. Indeed, some of… Read more »


Rajnath assured me of one-year visa: Taslima

NEW DELHI: Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and later she said he has assured her of one-year visa. “The honorable Home Minister assured me that my… Read more »

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3 of world’s richest men unite for US immigration reform

WASHINGTON: Three of the world’s richest men – Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Sheldon Adelson – put aside their political differences to unite in scathing condemnation of US lawmakers’ failure… Read more »

NY to provide ID card for all, including illegals

NY to provide ID card for all, including illegals

NEW YORK: New York City will offer a municipal identity card for all residents, including illegal immigrants, amid a federal-level deadlock over immigration reforms that seeks to provide citizenship to… Read more »

UK court clears stringent new visa rules

UK court clears stringent new visa rules

LONDON: The UK Court of Appeal has cleared the way for a minimum income threshold of 18,600 pounds for British citizens bringing foreign spouses to live with them in the… Read more »


Immigrant children could be housed in Westminster

WESTMINSTER, Md.: The federal government is exploring the possibility of housing immigrant children in a vacant Army Reserve building in Westminster, and some local leaders aren’t pleased with the idea…. Read more »


5 things to know about immigration courts

An overlooked element in the immigration debate is the U.S. Immigration Court system, where many of the newly arrived migrants will have their cases resolved. Here are key facts about the court… Read more »


Obama: US has always been a nation of immigrants

WASHINGTON: Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said more than two dozen foreign-born military members who became U.S. citizens at the White House on the Fourth of… Read more »

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Afghanistan hails India for easing visa policy

NEW DELHI: Afghanistan has welcomed easing of visa regime by India for Afghan travelers and thanked the Narendra Modi government for acting upon its repeated requests to further facilitate people-to-people… Read more »