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Applications for H1-B to be accepted from April 3

WASHINGTON: US will start accepting applications for H-1B work visas for the fiscal 2018 from April 3 amid the uncertainties surrounding the visa program, the most sought after by Indian… Read more »

H-1B visa program faces onslaught of Congressional bills

WASHINGTON: With the Trump administration seriously mulling H-1B visa reforms, at least half a dozen bills have been tabled in the US House of Representatives and the Senate, contending that… Read more »

Immigrants change up their routines, brace for arrest

In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay… Read more »

Trump plans impact 3 lakh Indian-Americans

WASHINGTON: Nearly 300,000 Indian-Americans are likely to be impacted by the Trump administration’s sweeping plans that put the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation. President Donald Trump… Read more »

New Trump order drops Iraq from travel ban list

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary US travel ban, US officials have said, citing the latest… Read more »

Muslim immigrants invited by Democrats to Trump’s address

WASHINGTON: Democrats today invited some South Asian Muslim immigrants, including from India, to President Donald Trump’s first joint address to Congress to make a political statement against his immigration policies…. Read more »

Over 100 start-ups urge Trump against H-1B executive order

WASHINGTON: Over 100 technology start-ups have appealed to US President Donald Trump not to issue any executive order on H-1B visas, arguing that such a move will inflict “irreversible harm”… Read more »

White House defends immigration order in face of protests

WASHINGTON: The White House has vigorously defended President Donald Trump’s immigration restrictions, as protests against the order spread throughout the country. Some Republicans in Congress publicly opposed the changes amid… Read more »

Restaurants: The next front for immigration debate?

CHICAGO: The national debate over immigration policy could be coming to a diner near you. From down-home delis to upscale bistros, dozens of restaurants nationwide are seeking “sanctuary” status, a… Read more »

Zuckerberg criticizes Trump on immigration

SAN FRANCISCO: America is a nation of immigrants and should be proud of it, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said today as he criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to severely limit… Read more »

Changes in immigration laws & impact on India in Trump rule

While the United States Presidential election related activities were on peak last month, even in the midst of my busy schedule in my law firm at the United States of… Read more »

Cities receive guidance on sanctuary policies

NEW YORK: The state’s attorney general has issued guidance to local governments on how they can put laws and policies in place to limit their participation in federal immigration enforcement… Read more »

Trump to move on border security, immigration enforcement

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is set to sign several executive orders, including one on building a border wall with Mexico, this week to crack down on immigrants – one… Read more »

India American author pens 3-generational immigrant

NEW DELHI: US-based author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni likes to set her books in places where she actually lived and her latest work “Before We Visit the Goddess”, a three-generational immigrant… Read more »

Hate crimes against South Asians spiked during US polls

WASHINGTON: South Asian community in the US bore the brunt of a spike in hate violence and xenophobic political rhetoric during the presidential election similar to levels seen the year… Read more »

Trump nominee promises curbs on H1B visas

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration will take steps, including pushing legislative measures to curb “abuse” of H-1B and L1 visas by foreign workers, President- elect Donald Trump’s nominee for the post… Read more »

California hires ex-AG Holder to fight Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif: Democratic leaders in the California Legislature say they have hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to advise them on a legal strategy as they gird for a… Read more »

Ranveer graces cover of Esquire Mideast mag

Kick-starting 2017 with panache, the next generation superstar of Bollywood and Indian cinema’s inimitable actor – Ranveer Singh – has become the first Indian male celebrity to grace the cover… Read more »

Bill targeting H1B program visas reintroduced in US Congress

WASHINGTON: A bill backing key changes in the H1-B program that allows skilled workers from countries like India to fill high-tech jobs in the US has been re-introduced in the… Read more »

Anti-refugee sentiment from election spills over to states

HELENA, Mont.: The push to restrict refugee resettlements and immigration in the U.S. that figured so prominently in Donald Trump’s election is now headed to states that are preparing to… Read more »