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Federal judge rules Obama immigration measures unconstitutional

 A federal judge in Pennsylvania Tuesday ruled unconstitutional President Barack Obama`s recent executive action to temporarily protect from deportation more than five million undocumented foreigners.

Dec 17, 2014, 10:04 AM IST

Obama urges critics to `pass a bill` on immigration

Obama urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform as he used his weekly address Saturday to again defend his unilateral action shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Nov 22, 2014, 16:48 PM IST

Barack Obama to shield many from deportation: Sources

President Barack Obama is poised to unveil executive action that will shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the US illegally from deportation, according to advocates in touch with the White House, an order that would set up a confrontation with Republican leaders.

Nov 14, 2014, 14:01 PM IST

Govt to bring Immigration Bill by next session

The government is planning to prepare an Immigration Bill before the next session of Parliament, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday.

Aug 04, 2014, 23:05 PM IST

Govt to ensure safe return of Indians from Iraq: Sushma Sawraj

Government on Monday assured Rajya Sabha that it will "leave no stone unturned" for the safe return of Indian nationals in captivity in Iraq who are "alive and well", and said its focus is now on bringing back Indians from strife-torn Libya which it said is no longer safe.

Aug 04, 2014, 19:47 PM IST

Obama lashes out at opponents for not passing Immigration Bill

US President Barack Obama has lashed out at his Republican opponents in the Congress for not passing the comprehensive immigration bill which would provide citizenship path to some 11 million undocumented people.

Jul 01, 2014, 13:00 PM IST

Immigration bill faces difficulty, says US House of Representatives leader

The leader of the US House of Representatives says it will be difficult to pass immigration legislation this year.

Feb 07, 2014, 00:41 AM IST

Democrats` immigration bill rings alarm bell for Indian firms

The bill (HR 15) introduced in the House by the Democratic Leader, Nancy Pelosi, and co-sponsored by several members of the Congressional India Caucus, carries the same killer provisions as the one passed by the Senate.

Oct 31, 2013, 14:30 PM IST

Immigration bill to damage US competitiveness: Banga

The RNC announced the hiring of state and local directors in California, Florida, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

Oct 08, 2013, 10:06 AM IST

Provisions of Immigration bill self-defeating for US

Certain provisions of the current immigration reforms bill, in particular those related to the H-1B visas, are self-defeating for the United States, a top Indian economist has said.

Sep 26, 2013, 12:53 PM IST

Provisions of Immigration bill self-defeating for US

Certain provisions of the current immigration reforms bill, in particular those related to the H-1B visas, are self-defeating for the United States, a top Indian economist has said.

Sep 26, 2013, 09:42 AM IST

US immigration bill knot: `Special` citizenship path

As Congress wrestles with immigration legislation; a central question is whether the 11 million immigrants already in the United States illegally should get a path to citizenship.

Sep 02, 2013, 08:52 AM IST

Focus shifts to Obama if Congress axes immigration bill

If immigration reform sputters in the deeply divided US Congress, supporters are planning to push President Barack Obama to act on his own to help 11 million illegal residents, lawmakers and immigration advocates said.

Aug 03, 2013, 11:27 AM IST

'New US immigration bill to benefit Indian skilled workers'

The Senate version of the comprehensive immigration bill would benefit Indian skilled workers in the US, the Obama Administration said on Friday.

Jul 19, 2013, 22:17 PM IST

Immigration reform bill will pass: US treasury secretary

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said that he was confident that immigration reform would be adopted, despite strong opposition from some Republicans.

Jul 01, 2013, 14:51 PM IST

US immigration bill advances in Senate

The Senate has voted to advance a landmark immigration bill, clearing away the first procedural hurdle that would open the door to US citizenship for millions.

Jun 12, 2013, 09:12 AM IST

Indian MPs meet US lawmakers over immigration bill

Indian Parliamentarians met top American lawmakers to raise India`s concerns over the immigration bill, in particular those related to the H-1B visa issues.

Jun 05, 2013, 09:09 AM IST

Barack Obama talks with Asian-American leaders

US President Barack Obama and his senior staff met with top Asian-American leaders for discussion on immigration, health care and civil rights.

May 09, 2013, 12:23 PM IST

Indian techies welcome US immigration bill

Indian IT professionals in the US have welcomed the proposed immigration bill on several counts, particularly the Green Card, introduction of merit-based visa and increase in H-1B visa quota.

Apr 17, 2013, 13:08 PM IST

Draft of immigration bill could be out next week: US Senator

The draft of a much-awaited comprehensive immigration bill in the US could be out as early as next week, a Senator involved in the process said on Sunday.

Apr 14, 2013, 22:44 PM IST