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US completes lottery for H-1B applications

US completes lottery for H-1B applications

WASHINGTON: The US has completed the computerized draw of lots for granting the H-1B visas after receiving 2,36,000 petitions – over thrice the official cap of 65,000 – for the… Read more »

10 Indian-Americans among 21 arrested for visa fraud in US

10 Indian-Americans among 21 arrested for visa fraud in US

WASHINGTON: Ten Indian-Americans are among 21 people arrested as part of a sting operation in which a fake university was created by US authorities to expose a visa scam that… Read more »

Need to recognise 'serious problem' of 'radical Islam' Trump

Need to recognize ‘serious problem’ of ‘radical Islam’: Trump

WASHINGTON: Republican presidential front- runner Donald Trump has said he wants to protect the rights of Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and other minority groups in the US but asserted that there… Read more »

Suu Kyi aide sworn in as Myanmar prez in historic power shift

Suu Kyi aide sworn in as Myanmar prez in historic power shift

NAYPYIDAW: Myanmar entered a new era today as Aung San Suu Kyi’s democracy movement took power after 50 years of military domination, with a close aide of the Nobel Laureate… Read more »

Trump, Clinton clinch victory in Arizona but slip in Utah

Trump, Clinton clinch victory in Arizona but slip in Utah

PHOENIX: Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton today knocked down another barrier by winning in Arizona presidential primaries but the frontrunners lost out in Utah to their nearest party… Read more »

US to start accepting H-1B applications from Apr 1

US to start accepting H-1B applications from Apr 1

WASHINGTON: The US would start accepting applications for the much sought-after H-1B work visas for highly-skilled workers for the fiscal year 2017 from the beginning of next month, officials said…. Read more »

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Trump changes stance on skilled-worker immigration during debate

DETRIOT: Donald Trump reversed himself on a key immigration-policy issue in the middle of the Republican presidential debate. In an unusual move, Trump said from the stage in Detroit that… Read more »

Republican Gov. Mike Pence’s order barred state agencies from helping Syrian refugees resettle in Indiana.

Judge blocks Indiana’s Syrian refugee order

INDIANAPOLIS: A federal judge in Indianapolis has blocked Republican Gov. Mike Pence’s order that barred state agencies from helping Syrian refugees resettle in Indiana, saying the governor’s directive “clearly discriminates”… Read more »

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Trump’s flip-flop over H1B lands him in controversy

WASHINGTON: Republican presidential front- runner Donald Trump today stoked another controversy when he said he has softened his stance on H-1B visas for highly-skilled workers, but took a U-turn soon… Read more »

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, smiles as he speaks at a rally in Reno

Republican race rips bandage off Nevada immigration detente

PAHRUMP, Nev.: Nevada Republicans thought they had put their immigration problems behind them. After Sen. Harry Reid held onto his seat in 2010 by defending immigrants’ rights and in 2012… Read more »

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India third in world in issuing passports

PUDUCHERRY: India now ranks third in the world after China and the US in issuing passports with the number having doubled since 2010, a senior official of the External Affairs… Read more »

US Senators slam H-1B visa programme

US Senators slam H-1B visa program

WASHINGTON: Top US lawmakers today slammed the popular H-1B visa program and demanded strict action against companies abusing it to replace Americans with low-paid foreign workers, including from India. “The… Read more »

All illegal immigrants in US will have to go back Trump

All illegal immigrants in US will have to go back: Trump

HOUSTON: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump today said that if he is elected to power all the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants, which includes some 300,000 people from India, would… Read more »

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Indian students ‘turned around,’ not ‘deported’: US

HYDERABAD: Stating that there was no larger issue involved in cases of Indian students, mainly from Telangana and AP, who were sent back from the United States a couple of… Read more »

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, makes a point as Sen. Bernie Sanders, listens during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Democrats Clinton, Sanders spar over race, immigration

WASHINGTON: US presidential aspirants Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tried to woo minority Latino and African American voters as they sparred over issues like race and their records on immigration… Read more »

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Immigrant raids divide Obama from Democrats and Clinton

WASHINGTON: Federal immigration raids have wrenched open new divides between President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies, including the woman who hopes to replace him, Hillary Clinton. Before the president… Read more »

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U.S. hikes H1B, L1 visa fee

WASHINGTON: In a blow to Indian IT firms, the U.S. has notified an additional fee of up to $4,000 for certain categories of the popular H-1B and L-1 visas. The… Read more »

Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina, testifies at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on a complaint made against Boeing Co. by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., on Friday, June 17, 2011. The U.S. lawyer who filed the complaint over a nonunion plant the aerospace company opened in South Carolina said he regrets the fear the dispute has caused workers there about their jobs. Photographer: Stephen Morton/Bloomberg via Getty Images

US fabric based on legal immigrants of all religions: Haley

WASHINGTON: Indian-American South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who is being hailed for her response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, has said the fabric of America is… Read more »

US hikes H1B, L1 visa fee; to hit Indian IT companies

US hikes H1B, L1 visa fee; to hit Indian IT companies

WASHINGTON: In a blow to Indian IT firms, the US has notified an additional fee up to USD 4,000 for certain categories of the popular H-1B and L-1 visas. The… Read more »

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US cites immigration assessment, India tells it to honor visas

NEW DELHI: The US has conveyed that the decision to deny entry to Indian students was not because of black-listing of two California-based institutions but based on the immigration assessment… Read more »