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India happy with UK move to scrap 3,000-pound visa bond scheme

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 16:46

Soon after media reports on the proposed visa bond scheme came to the Government's attention earlier this year, India responded promptly by raising the matter with the UK Government.

Obama Admin urges House to pass immigration reform bill

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 08:59

The Obama Administration has urged the House of Representatives to pass the immigration reform bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship to millions of undocumented people.

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.

I'm not a great fan of running company based on visas: Murthy

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 17:31

Admist concerns over the visa curbs set out in the US Immigration Reform Bill, Infosys Chairman N R Narayana Murthy said Indian IT firms need to hire more locals for their onsite operations and that he is not a great fan of running a company based on visas.

India woos US investors with 'growth-oriented level playing field'

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 09:05

As India tries hard to revive its flagging economy and shore up a rupee in free fall, senior cabinet ministers are wooing American investors with a clear message: India is growth oriented and offers a level playing field.

Immigration bill will pass: US treasury secy

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 16:28

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

USIBC to launch campaign against US immigration reform bill

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 14:48

The US India Business Council (USIBC) is planning to launch a major campaign, on a scale witnessed during the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal, against certain killer provisions in the US immigration reform bill, in particular those related to much sought after 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.

Obama hopeful of passage of immigration bill

Last Updated: Friday, May 03, 2013, 09:14

Barack Obama has expressed hope that the comprehensive immigration reform bill, currently being debated by the Congress, will be passed soon.

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.