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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 »

Demonstrators gather outside Tom Bradley International Terminal as protests against President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries continue at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

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 »

Ben Hall, owner of the Russell Street Deli, poses with a sanctuary restaurant sign in Detroit. Dozens of restaurants are seeking “sanctuary” status, a designation owners hope will help protect employees in the immigrant-heavy industry.

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

The bill among other things increase the minimum salary of H-1B visa to USD 100,000 per annum and eliminates the Masters Degree exemption.

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 »

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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 »

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Farooq opposes domicile for Pak refugees

JAMMU: After the separatists, National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has said the move to grant domicile certificates to West Pakistan Refugees is “unacceptable”… Read more »

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Ohio varsity attacker stewed over treatment of Muslims

COLUMBUS, Ohio: A Somali-born student who carried out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University stewed over the treatment of Muslims while apparently staying under the radar of federal law… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »