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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New immigration bill to be rolled out in few weeks: US Senator

A bipartisan group of US senators working on a proposal to overhaul the nation`s immigration laws has reached a conceptual agreement.

Senators hush-hush as they craft immigration bill

The bipartisan group of eight senators working in private to craft an immigration overhaul have been bearing down as a self-imposed deadline nears to release their sweeping legislation.

High skilled immigration bill introduced in US Congress

Targeting highly skilled talents from India and China, a bi-partisan group of US lawmakers have introduced a new bill in the Congress.