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'US Immigration Bill can lead to $30 billion/year loss to India'

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 11:06

The Indian economy could lose USD 30 billion annually with the IT industry being the hardest hit if the Immigration Bill under consideration in the US Congress becomes a law, Indian American Advisory Council of House Republican Conference of US Parliament has said.

Govt to bring Immigration Bill by next session

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 23:05

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

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

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 19:47

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.

Obama lashes out at opponents for not passing Immigration Bill

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 13:00

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.

Immigration bill faces difficulty, says US House of Representatives leader

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 00:41

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

I would still lose sleep on US Immigration Bill: Nasscom chief

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 11:46

The US Immigration Bill, which proposes higher visa fees and enhanced audit by US agencies, is still giving "sleepless nights" and the Indian IT industry needs to keep a watch, Nasscom chief Som Mittal said.

Democrats` immigration bill rings alarm bell for Indian firms

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 14:30

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.

Barack Obama plans immigration push after fiscal crisis ends

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 18:28

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that stalled immigration reform would be a top priority once the fiscal crisis has been resolved.

Provisions of Immigration bill self-defeating for US

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 12:53

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.

Provisions of Immigration bill self-defeating for US

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 09:42

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.

Senate immigration bill to hit American competitiveness abroad

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 13:28

The bill's so-called outplacement provision is discriminatory and will make it impossible for many businesses to recruit the high-skilled workers they need to perform highly technical tasks onsite from the global labour pool, potentially driving tens of thousands of American jobs overseas, he argued.

US Immigration Reform Bill a step in right direction: Nayyar

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 22:49

The proposed US Immigration Reform Bill will be a step in the right direction, Tech Mahindra's Executive Vice-chairman Vineet Nayyar said Friday.