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Canada detains corn shipments from India

Canada detains corn shipments from India

OTTAWA: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has decided to detain corn shipments from India after the agency found high levels of aflatoxin, a toxic element linked to various diseases,… Read more »

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Bishops want immigrant detention system dismantled

WASHINGTON: Catholic bishops have called for the federal government’s immigrant detention system to be dismantled, and predicted Pope Francis would address the issue when he visits the U.S. this fall…. Read more »

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Unsafe homes rented to Bhutanese refugees

PITTSBURGH: A western Pennsylvania landlord rented unsafe and uninhabitable apartments, many of them to Bhutanese refugees, and violated state consumer protection laws in the process, the state attorney general said… Read more »

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Task force to conduct nail salon probes

NEW YORK: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he was creating a task force to investigate nail salons and crack down on worker abuse following a report of widespread exploitation and… Read more »

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White House summit expands opportunity for AAPIs

WASHINGTON D C: On May 12, during Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Initiative) hosted the first-ever White… Read more »

FILE-This July 13, 2011, file photo shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. looking on at right, as President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.  Obama sent McConnell a handwritten thank you note for the Republican’s backing of Loretta Lynch as attorney general. That’s right: The Democratic president and GOP leader who have been at odds multiple times over the last six years find themselves on the same page of late. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Activists use Clinton stance to pressure Obama

WASHINGTON: Immigration activists are trying to use Hillary Rodham Clinton’s stance on immigration to pressure President Barack Obama to do more for immigrants. Clinton said recently that if elected president,… Read more »

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2 Indian-Americans arrested for H1B visa fraud

WASHINGTON: Two Indian-Americans, who recruited foreign workers mainly from India with purported IT expertise, have been arrested in New Jersey on charges of H-1B visa fraud. Hiral Patel, 32, and… Read more »

FILE - In this May 5, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives at Rancho High School in Las Vegas. Hillary Rodham Clinton's challenge to the GOP on immigration is an early counter to Jeb Bush and other Republican White House contenders seeking Hispanic voters. Among them are GOP lawmakers who once opposed an immigration overhaul in Congress but now say they may be willing to allow millions living in the country illegally to stay. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Clinton challenges Bush on immigration as Republicans shift

WASHINGTON: Hillary Rodham Clinton has injected new fire into the immigration debate with her call to allow people in the U.S. illegally to gain citizenship, challenging a centerpiece of Republican… Read more »

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Immigration progress ‘not always a straight line’

WASHINGTON: During a festive Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House, President Barack Obama couldn’t help but reflect on the swings that have confronted his attempts to tackle immigration… Read more »

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Conservatives threaten defense bill over immigration

WASHINGTON: Two dozen House conservatives are threatening to oppose a sweeping defense policy bill over a nonbinding provision aimed at allowing immigrants brought illegally to this country as children to… Read more »

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Colleges expand services for immigrant students

DAVIS, Calif.: Miguel Davila had reasons to be skeptical when the University of California, Davis dedicated a bright, clearly marked space on campus for students who were brought to the… Read more »

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Legislation to speed up visa for docs from India, Pak

WASHINGTON: Two US lawmakers have introduced a legislation that would direct the State Department to speed-up the visa approval process for international physicians who are slated to work at hospitals… Read more »

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Demonstrators condemn attacks on immigrants

JOHANNESBURG: Several thousand people marched through South Africa’s largest city in a demonstration against recent attacks on immigrants that killed seven people. Demonstrators walked through the center of Johannesburg, passing… Read more »

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White House criticizes ruling on Obama’s immigration action

HOUSTON: A federal judge has wrongly prevented “lawful, commonsense policies” from taking effect by blocking President Barack Obama’s executive action that seeks to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, the… Read more »

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‘H-1B visa system needs to be fixed’

WASHINGTON: With the announcement that both the 65,000 and 20,000 H-1B visa caps for fiscal year 2016 have been reached, a top business body in the US has made a… Read more »

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Illegal immigration a big worry: India CEC

NEW DELHI: Terming illegal immigration as a major worry, Chief Election Commissioner H S Brahma has said India is perhaps the only country in the world to allow foreigners to… Read more »

Raul Hector Castro, former governor of Arizona and former U.S. ambassador to El Salvador and Argentina, talks during a news conference in Bisbee, Ariz.

From poor immigrant to Arizona’s 1st Hispanic governor

PHOENIX: Raul Hector Castro first noticed discrimination on his way to school in a dusty Arizona border town. Why, he wondered, did the white kids ride on a bus while… Read more »

US H1-B visa cap reached within 5 days for 3rd straight year

US H1-B visa cap reached within 5 days for 3rd straight year

NEW YORK: The US today said it has reached the cap for the much-coveted H-1B work visas for 2016 within the first five days for the third consecutive year and… Read more »

European Market shop seen in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, Saturday March 21. British voters go to the polls May 7 in the most unpredictable election in decades. All parties are trying to woo voters in the North Warwickshire constituency, one of the country’s closest races.

Unease about immigration at core of UK election campaign

BOSTON, England: Boston is a typical English town – ancient church, traditional shops, Polish supermarkets, Baltic bakeries. Amid the bargain-hunting crowds on market day, eastern European languages are almost as… Read more »

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US files appeal of hold on immigration action

WASHINGTON: The Justice Department has urged a federal appeals court to reverse a hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama’s immigration executive action. The 69-page brief was filed with… Read more »