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Obama, Republican leaders clash on immigration reform

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 14:30

US President Barack Obama and the Republican leadership clashed over the immigration reform, which analysts say would make it difficult for the passage of the legislation that proposes to provide a path to citizenship to 11 million undocumented people from countries like India.

Obama holds meeting with religious leaders on Immigration

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 07:40

US President Barack Obama today convened a meeting of religious leaders to hold discussion on the immigration reform as he looked to ratchet up pressure on House Republicans to take the bill this year.

US reaches H-1B visa cap for FY 2015

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 02:55

The US today said it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for the fiscal year 2015.

Obama`s Kenyan aunt dies fighting possible deportation

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 08:51

New York: US President Barack Obama`s Kenyan aunt, who won asylum in the United States after fighting possible deportation, has died, her lawyer said Tuesday. She was 61.

Jeb Bush says illegal immigration often ``an act of love``

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 13:34

Jeb Bush, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016, said on Sunday that illegal immigrants who come to the United States to provide for their families are not committing a felony but an "act of love."

US to accept H-1B visas from today

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 07:20

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made elaborate arrangement for receiving applications for the much coveted H-1B visas, beginning today, to meet the expected rush.

11 killed in Nigeria stampedes

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 02:03

At least 11 people have been confirmed dead in two stampedes that occurred during the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercises in Abuja and Rivers State, an official said Saturday.

Immigration report sparks British coalition row

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 01:22

Britain`s coalition government was bitterly divided over immigration on Thursday after the Conservative minister in charge of the issue accused Business Secretary Vince Cable from the Liberal Democrats of asserting "falsehoods" about the impact of immigrant labour.

New immigration, customs norms introduced for flyers

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 14:33

A new immigration form bearing additional fields for declaration of prohibited and dutiable goods for passengers flying into India has come into effect.

PNG immigration riot inevitable: Refugee advocates

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 13:10

Violence at an Australian detention centre that left one dead and scores injured was a tragedy waiting to happen, refugee advocates said Wednesday amid demands for an independent investigation.

Breakout at Australian immigration centre on PNG

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 14:28

Thirty-five asylum-seekers broke out of an Australian immigration detention on Papua New Guinea`s Manus Island and several were injured, officials said on Monday, as tensions mount about their fate under hardline policies.

Norway`s populists demand immigration referendum

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 17:26

Days after the Swiss narrowly voted to curb immigration from the EU, Norway`s populist right-wing party on Tuesday demanded a similar referendum in the prosperous Nordic country.