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Abdulhamid Ashehneh, 12, warks on English language exercises with fellow students in a class filled with refugee children at Cajon Valley Middle in El cajon, Calif

Most US Syrian arrivals are kids, now enrolling in school

EL CAJON, CA: Seated at his desk at a suburban San Diego middle school, 12-year-old Abdulhamid Ashehneh tries not to let his mind wander to the painful memories of his… Read more »

Poll workers assist at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds in Casper

Wyoming asks citizenship proof from voters

JACKSON, Wyo.: The Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office alerted county clerks to require an undetermined number of people to provide proof of citizenship before allowing them to vote, stirring anger… Read more »


India wants pact with UK on short-term visas for students

LONDON: India hopes to reach a deal with Britain for facilitating short-term visas for Indian students, academicians and businessmen during Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit, Acting High Commissioner to the… Read more »


World focused on combating terror, Pak isolated on Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan’s months-long efforts to internationalize the Kashmir issue at the UN have not found any resonance with nations at the world body that are focused on combating the… Read more »


For immigrants in US, a Soccer World Cup of their own

PHILADELPHIA: During Bawitha Tling’s tumultuous journey fleeing war and forced labor under Myanmar’s dictatorship – first to a Malaysian refugee camp, and eventually to Philadelphia – one of the few… Read more »

Young demonstrators participate in a rally in support of President Barack Obama after the president announced that the U.S. government will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants

Young voters from immigrant families lean liberal

WASHINGTON: Young Hispanic and Asian-Americans who are immigrants or have an immigrant parent are more likely to be liberal in their views on politics and immigration than those with families… Read more »

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GOP lawmakers distance selves from Trump comments

WASHINGTON: Dismayed Republicans scrambled for cover from Donald Trump’s inflammatory response to the Orlando massacre, while President Barack Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton delivered fiery denunciations that underscored the potential… Read more »

In riverine areas pontoon bridges are proposed to be laid so that BSF personnel can patrol and make 'morchas' (observation posts) atop them to monitor any movement along the border where rivers and rivulets run.

Pontoons, airships to plug Indo-Bangla border

NEW DELHI: Pontoon bridges, sluice gates and airships will be deployed to plug the riverine and vulnerable frontier patches along the 60-km stretch on the Indo-Bangla border in Assam with… Read more »

Clinton wins final primary, set for poll battle with Trump

Clinton wins final primary, set for poll battle with Trump

WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton today ended her Democratic presidential primary campaign on a winning note as she defeated her party rival Senator Bernie Sanders in the US capital, setting the stage… Read more »

Supervisor John Avalos speaks during a Board of Supervisors 
meeting at City Hall in San Francisco.

San Francisco retains immigrant sanctuary protections

SAN FRANCISCO: Despite national outrage after a Mexican man killed a woman along a waterfront pier, San Francisco officials upheld the city’s strict sanctuary protections for people who are in… Read more »

Hugo Swire quotes PM Modi during his speech speech at Chatham House in London.

UK minister cites Modi for anti-Brexit case

LONDON: One of Britain’s senior Foreign Office ministers has used Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s words to make his case against the UK leaving the European Union in the June 23… Read more »


San Francisco puts off vote on immigrant sanctuary policy

SAN FRANCISCO: Officials in famously progressive San Francisco have long sanctioned protections for people in the country illegally, going so far as to prohibit city workers from asking about a… Read more »

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 »


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 »