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Spouses of H-1B visa holders to get work permits in US

Spouses of H-1B visa holders to get work permits in US

WASHINGTON: In a move that will benefit thousands of Indians, the US has decided to provide work permits to professionally qualified spouses of H-1B visa holders from May 26. Under… Read more »


Immigrants disappointed but not deterred by judge’s ruling

LOS ANGELES: Immigrants expressed disappointment after a federal judge put a hold on President Barack Obama’s plan to protect more than 4 million people living illegally in the U.S. from… Read more »

President Obama Meets Defense Secretary Ashton Carter In The Oval Office

Law and history on our side, says Obama

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has said both law and history on immigration reform were on his side and his administration will appeal the ruling by a Texas judge that… Read more »


Key issues in the states’ lawsuit over immigration

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama’s plan to shield more than 4 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation is on hold after a judge temporarily blocked the effort. One… Read more »


New hope for the old H-1B visa program-II

Continued from last week The bill will also bring some respite to H-1B workers whose jobs get suddenly terminated. At present, there is no respite and an H-1B worker is in violation… Read more »

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Congress stuck on Homeland Security funding, immigration

WASHINGTON: A congressional stalemate over funding for the Homeland Security Department deepened as Senate Democrats blocked action on the bill for a third straight day to protest Republican language on… Read more »


Important to fix immigration system, says Jeb Bush

WASHINGTON: Citing frustration of the H-1B visa holders from countries like India who don’t get their permanent residency status for years, Republican presidential aspirant Jeb Bush has called for fixing… Read more »

A Catholic priest s joined by Muslim children during a peace march of the Muslim community in Taguig city

6 immigrants accused of helping Islamic group

ST LOUIS: Six Bosnian immigrants have been accused of sending money and equipment to terrorists oversees, including fighters with the Islamic State group and al-Qaida in Iraq, the US attorney’s… Read more »


After Paris attacks, calls to tighten US visa rules

WASHINGTON: US politicians are calling for changes to a law that allows Europeans and other foreigners to enter the country without visas, citing fears that jihadists could exploit the rules… Read more »


Govt to identify immigrants who might qualify for lenient treatment

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama’s plans to avoid deporting… Read more »


Democrats may block action on Homeland bill

WASHINGTON: Senate Democrats have threatened to block action on legislation funding the Homeland Security Department until Republicans jettison House-passed provisions that reverse President Barack Obama’s key immigration policies. Without action… Read more »


South Africa riots raise worry about anti-foreign sentiment

JOHANNESBURG: South African youths recently swept through an intersection in the heart of Soweto township, breaking into immigrant-owned shops and grabbing whatever they could – soda, a loaf of bread,… Read more »


Immigrant license repeal effort passes 1st hurdle

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.: A proposal to repeal a New Mexico law that allows immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally to obtain driver’s licenses has cleared its first hurdle despite… Read more »


New hope for the old H-1B visa program

The Immigration Innovation Act of 2015 (S. 153) (“I- Squared” Act) was introduced by Senators Hatch (R-UT), Klobuchar (D-MN), Rubio (R-FL), Coons (D-DE), Flake (R-AZ), and Blumenthal (D-CT). When partisan rancor is… Read more »

US House votes to block funding for Obama immigration orders

US House votes to block funding for Obama immigration orders

WASHINGTON: The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to block funding for President Barack Obama’s executive order to protect about millions of undocumented immigrants from being deported and allow them… Read more »


Obama looks past Republicans in promoting 2015 agenda

HONOLULU: President Barack Obama plans new steps to help middle-income Americans, part of a 2015 agenda he hopes can build on the post election momentum from high-profile moves on immigration… Read more »

FRONTLINE "Dreams of Obama"

Why the lawsuit against Obama is a waste

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me Matthew 25:35 A lawsuit was expected as… Read more »

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck speaks to reporters in 2012 after the L.A. Police Commission approved a vehicle impound policy that restricts when officers can seize the cars of unlicensed drivers. A state appeals court panel has overturned a ban on the controversial policy.

State court approves LA policy for impounding cars

LOS ANGELES: A state court has determined that a Los Angeles Police Department policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded… Read more »


INA offers no clue on what ‘visa availability’ means-II

Continued from last week Under 8 C.F.R. § 245.1(g)(1), why must visa availability be based solely on whether one has a priority date on the waiting list which is earlier shown in… Read more »

California Highway Patrol officers Armando Garcia, right, and Ray Patton explain to immigrants the process of getting a drivers license during an information session at the Mexican Consulate, in San Diego. California is gearing up to start issuing driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally in a bid to make the roads safer that could also give more than a million people access to state-issued identification.

Immigrants get warning on driver’s licenses

LOS ANGELES: While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the United States illegally are preparing to apply for a long-sought driver’s license in California starting Jan. 2, others are… Read more »