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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 »

Donald Trump

‘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 »

President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting on immigration hosted by Telemundo and MSNBC, at Florida International University in Miami.

US deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to internal figures obtained by The Associated Press as Democratic presidential… Read more »

Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May delivers her speech at the Conservative Party conference at Manchester Central, England

UK minister rejects EU migration pact

LONDON: Britain will never “in a thousand years” agree to a common European immigration policy to deal with the surging number of refugees fleeing to the continent, a top government… Read more »

Iranian asylum seekers who were caught in Indonesian waters while sailing to Australia, sit on a boat, at Benoa port in Bali, Indonesia.

Australia to send refugees to the Philippines

SYDNEY: Australia is in talks to send refugees who try to reach its shores illegally to the Philippines, the immigration minister has said. Australia already has a multi-million dollar deal… Read more »


Discriminatory outsourcing fee on Indian firms scrapped

WASHINGTON: In a relief to Indian IT companies, the US has scrapped an additional fee of USD 2,000 for H-1B visa and USD 2,500 for L1 visa seen as discriminatory…. Read more »


India to reduce Electronic Tourist Visa fee

NEW DELHI: India has decided to reduce visa fees for tourists arriving under the highly successful Electronic Tourist Visa (ETV) scheme which has facilitated an almost 900 per cent jump… Read more »


Immigrants ‘heartbroken’ over about-face on visas

SEATTLE: Swaroop Venumbaka was thrilled to receive word from the State Department early last month that after eight years in the United States, he would finally be able to file… Read more »

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking with the media in Phoenix.

Arizona sheriff spent own money on spying

PHOENIX: A lieutenant testified that Sheriff Joe Arpaio personally spent $10,000 to help pay for an investigation of a government conspiracy that critics say was designed to get the judge… Read more »

File picture of Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., participating in a bill-signing ceremony at the Statehouse in Boston.

Recordings show Ted Kennedy voicing frustrations

BOSTON: In newly released recordings, U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy expresses his frustration over the way a failed 2007 immigration bill was handled in the Senate and the secretive approach President… Read more »


Asians expected to become largest US immigrant group

WASHINGTON: In a major shift in immigration patterns over the next 50 years, Asians will have surged past Hispanics to become the largest group of immigrants heading to the United… Read more »


‘US cop had no right to shake Indian grandpa down for papers’

WASHINGTON: An American police officer accused of violently assaulting an unarmed 58-year-old Indian grandfather and leaving him partially paralyzed had no reason to think he may have committed a crime,… Read more »