Something went wrong with the connection!
 Breaking News
  • NO JOKE THIS Kapil Sharma has really got married India Post News Service Jaswant Singh Gandam PHAGWARA/JALANDHAR: One of the most loved standup comedian- turned -actor Kapil Sharma’s marriage with his college time...
  • Akshaye Khanna’s mother Geetanjali passes away MUMBAI: Geetanjali Khanna, the first wife of late Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna and the mother of actors Akshaye and Rahul Khanna, has passed away, hours after complaining of uneasiness. She...
  • 2 Indians among 5 running movie piracy ring LOS ANGELES: Two Indians are among five men charged in the US for allegedly running an international piracy ring that distributed major movies and television shows prior to their official...
  • Statue of Bhupen Hazarika unveiled BOLUNG, Arunachal Pradesh: A statue of Assamese music icon Dr Bhupen Hazarika, who brought the Northeastern region to the rest of the country through his songs, was unveiled here in...
  • ‘Gully Boy’ to premiere at Berlin Film Festival BERLIN: Zoya Akhtar’s next directorial “Gully Boy” will have its world premiere at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival. The film, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles,...
  • Tough times for desi comics, but it’s getting better NEW DELHI: While Batman, Superman, Deadpool and Hulk among other comic book heroes can be found pretty much at every stall at the Delhi Comic Con, but where the Indian...
  • Alia, Varun are kids’ favorites Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Dhawan, Kartik Aryan and Ishaan Khatter walked the orange carpet of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2018. From the looks of it, it...
  • Need to respect art in public places: Puri NEW DELHI: Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has emphasized on the need to create an environment in the national capital where people respect and value public art. At the second...
  • Sanctuary Award for conservationist Imran Siddiqui NEW DELHI: Hyderabad-based conservationist Imran Siddiqui has been honored with this year’s Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has said. Siddiqui, who is an Assistant Director for Conservation...
  • Many Indians learning Korean language NEW DELHI: Popularity of Korean language in India seems to be growing with many youngsters learning it after being fascinated by K-pop, a popular genre of music of that country....

Indians feel that US is no longer immigrant-friendly

Indians feel that US is no longer immigrant-friendly
June 05
12:25 2018

Raja Krishnamoorthi

WASHINGTON: Indians now feel that the US is no longer an immigrant-friendly country, a top Indian-American Congressman has said, amidst a series of controversial immigration policies by the Trump administration.
President Donald Trump has been pushing for the merit-based immigration system to reduce overall immigration to the US and serve the country’s national interest.
A merit-based immigration system, the Trump administration feels would admit the best and the brightest around the world while making it harder for people to come to the country illegally.

“One issue that certainly came up and is something that we all have to be mindful of is there’s a sense in India that America is no longer immigrant- friendly,” Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi told PTI.
The Democratic lawmaker from Illinois, Krishnamoorthi recently visited India as part of a Congressional delegation.
“Whether you are going to America as a tourist, as a business visitor or whether you’re coming here on an H-1B visa or whether you already are here and are seeking permanent residency, it’s just a different place in the current landscape,” Krishnamoorthi said, adding that this is the general sense about America in India now.
The White House has said the current immigration system jeopardizes the US’ national security, reiterating its call to end the chain migration and visa lottery system.

“So, we as lawmakers, have to make sure that we live up to the fundamental principles that made America a special place, namely, we welcome immigrants, we treat them with dignity, and we don’t scapegoat any individual or group of people for any challenges that we may have economically.
You have to pull together and grow forward in the same direction,” he said in response to a question.
“I think so. I think that there’s a little bit more of that,” he said when asked if people in India, based on his visit, think that US is now more of an anti-immigrant nation.
“America’s image is largely positive in India. The polling data and other evidence would indicate that. However, we have to be concerned when a young Indian no longer looked at America as the only place where you would go to start a business or pursue your graduate studies and build a more prosperous future for yourself and your family,” he said.

There are other alternatives that have been merged and those places have taken advantage of the changes that have happened in the US.
“We have to be concerned because we want the best and the brightest to continue to come to America,” he said.
Krishnamoorthi said there’s more of a competition.
“I would like to think that the US is still a destination and is the most appealing or attractive destination. But on the other hand, if the Trump administration continues to make it more and more difficult for people to come here, whether it’s just a visitor to study or to potentially enter the workforce and helping enrich our economy and help Americans; we are going to push people away,” he said. PTI



Related Articles



Please disable your ad blocker to view this site at it’s best, we do not display spam advertisements (Popups & full Page Ads) or any explicit material.
Advertisements serve as a minor source of income for maintaining the website.

Submit Feedback – Website Department 



It’s a lovely book. It feels energetically clear and light. It’s easy to read, dip in and out and most importantly it offers information without fluff! Blessings on this project.

Jac O’Keeffe
Spirituality teacher based in USA.

*Available on Amazon, Flipkart & other online stores*

Follow us on twiter


Will PM Narendra Modi now show some humility?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...



Subscribe To Our Mailing List

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Subscribe to IndiaPost by Email


Download Media Kit