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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 »


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 »


Texas against unblocking of Obama plan

SAN ANTONIO: Texas has asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to review a lower court’s decision blocking President Barack Obama’s plan to spare millions of immigrants from deportation. A 42-page… Read more »

Obama to host ASEAN leaders in California WH

Obama to host ASEAN leaders in California: WH

WASHINGTON: In a first of its kind, US President Barack Obama will host leaders of ASEAN countries for a two day summit in February next year to strengthen cooperation on… Read more »

Obama signs Omnibus spending bill into law;raises H1B visa fee

Obama signs Omnibus spending bill into law; raises H1B visa fee

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama today signed into law a USD 1.8 trillion spending package which among other things introduces a hefty USD 4,000 fee for certain categories of H-1B… Read more »

US to double H1B, L1 visa fee for Indian firms

US to double H1B, L1 visa fee for Indian firms

WASHINGTON: Notwithstanding India’s objection, the US Congress has doubled a special fee on the popular H-1B and L-1 visas raising it up to USD 4,500 to fund a 9/11 healthcare… Read more »


US Senators introduce legislation to cut H1B visas by 15K

WASHINGTON: Two American Senators have introduced legislation in the Senate proposing to cut the number of popular H-1B visas by 15,000 and that such a visa be given to highest… Read more »

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. gestures on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Rubio, Ryan back off comprehensive immigration overhaul

WASHINGTON: Two of the Republican Party’s rising young stars – House Speaker Paul Ryan and presidential hopeful Marco Rubio – made similar calculations on the way to political advancement: Both… Read more »


Revealing original name ‘proved’ costly for Rajan

NEW DELHI: Revealing his original name to immigration authorities when asked to step out of the queue at Bali in Indonesia landed underworld don Chhota Rajan in the security net… Read more »

William Krisstofer Wolf in Billings, Mont.

Anti-US activist bought guns for ‘revolution’

BILLINGS, Mont.: Jurors convicted an anti-government activist on firearms charges after authorities said he sought out high-powered weaponry for a coming “second American revolution.” William Krisstofer Wolf of Montana was… Read more »

Immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally stand in line for tickets at the bus station after they were released from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in McAllen, Texas.

Illegal immigrants caught at border believe they can stay in US

Illegal immigrant family units consistently pointed to a be lief that they will be allowed to stay in the U.S. and receive public benefits as a reason for illegally migrating north to… Read more »

House Speaker Paul Ryan says Obama is a “president we simply cannot trust on this issue.”

Ryan rules out immigration overhaul with Obama

WASHINGTON: House Speaker Paul Ryan has ruled out a comprehensive overhaul of the immigration system while President Barack Obama is in office. The new leader of the Republican-controlled House said… Read more »


California passes new law to help crime victim immigrants

California lawmakers recently approved SB674, which makes it easier for immigrants who are victims of crimes to apply for U visas. Specifically, it requires local police or prosecutors to sign… Read more »

Migrants and refugees disembark from a ferry after their arrival from the northeastern Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios at the Athens' port of Piraeus

Refugee flow unabated as EU leaders meet

BRUSSELS: As thousands of Syrians, Afghans and others kept up their relentless march through the Balkans, European leaders held an emergency summit to find ways of easing the plight of… Read more »

Father Cameron Faller leads a prayer vigil for shooting victim Kathryn Steinle on Pier 14 in San Francisco, California

San Francisco continues as immigrant sanctuary

SAN FRANCISCO: Officials have determined that San Francisco will remain an immigration-related sanctuary city, despite criticism after a woman was killed by a Mexican national who had been released from… Read more »

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‘Leaky’ immigration checks led to 9/11, says Trump

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign is furious with 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump over Trump’s comments that the 9/11 terrorist attacks happened on Bush’s brother former President George W. Bush’s watch…. Read more »

President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) 38th Anniversary awards gala in Washington

Obama touts immigration reform to Hispanics

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama promised Hispanic leaders he’ll continue to champion a comprehensive change to the nation’s immigration laws and said America’s greatness comes from building opportunities, not walls. While… Read more »