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US immigration bill passed by Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 09:06

Adding to the hopes of millions of illegal immigrants in US, the significant immigration bill inched closer to reality when a Senate panel approved it on Tuesday evening.

Senators reach deal on H-1B visa expansion plan

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 00:12

As a result of this agreement, the Republicans are now expected to vote in favour of the Senate immigration bill, in particular those provisions related to the H-1B visas.

'Family reunion in immigration bill would reduce remittances'

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 18:15

A US lawmaker has pitched for making family reunification a priority in the proposed comprehensive immigration reform bill arguing that this would prevent immigrants from remitting money back home and thus inject billions of dollars into the American economy.

US Immigration reform bill may harm Indian IT firms

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 16:13

The Senators, also known as the gang of eight, has put forward provisions in the bill, which when signed into law by the President, can harm the interests of Indian IT companies and professionals.

Immigration reform to boost US economy: Senators

Last Updated: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 09:39

Key authors of the comprehensive US immigration reform bill today reached out to the American businesses on their path-breaking legislative venture, saying that the bill addresses their concerns on skill shortage and would boost the country's economic growth.

TCS, Wipro and Infosys accused of abusing H-1B visas

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 13:04

Amidst Congressional debate on the comprehensive immigration reform, a top US Senator has accused big Indian IT companies - TCS, Infosys and Wipro - of abusing the H-1B visa system.

Worried about procedural impact of US immigration bill: Wipro

Last Updated: Friday, April 19, 2013, 17:46

Wipro Friday expressed concern over the likely procedural impact of the proposed immigration reform bill in the United States, which accounts for more than 50 percent of its IT services revenues.

Visa curbs on Indian companies not in spirit of Indo-US ties: CII

Last Updated: Friday, April 19, 2013, 12:19

Industry body CII on Friday urged the US to reject provisions of the Comprehensive Immigration Bill related to H-1B visas, which it alleged are discriminatory in nature, target Indian companies and therefore, is against the spirit of the growing India-US strategic partnership.

US Immigration Bill offers both opportunities, challenges: TCS

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 15:33

Country's largest software exporter Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday said the proposed US Immigration Bill offers both opportunities as well challenges, but stated it is too early to arrive at a conclusion.

Comprehensive US immigration bill introduced in Senate

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 21:49

A comprehensive immigration bill aimed at allowing American citizenship to over 11 million illegal immigrants, including nearly 300,000 from India, was Wednesday introduced in the US Senate, a day after receiving backing from President Barack Obama.

Barack Obama backs immigration reform bill

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 08:24

President Barack Obama has endorsed a proposed legislation to overhaul the US immigration system which will allow 11 million undocumented immigrants, including 240,000 Indians, to become American citizens.

US immigration bill to increase H1B visa, may hit Indian firms

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 12:15

The sweeping US immigration bill, likely to be unveiled Tuesday, may propose a substantial increase in the much sought after H-1B visa, but the conditions imposed therein, if approved by the Congress, would prove to be a death knell for Indian-American companies.