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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.

South Asian rights group concerned over US immigration bill

Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 09:45

A South Asian rights group has expressed serious concerns over certain provisions of the comprehensive immigration reform bill that will pave a pathway to citizenship to some 11 million undocumented immigrants, including more than 260,000 Indians.

'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.

Improving immigration system is not a zero-sum game: US

Last Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 09:13

Days after the introduction of the comprehensive immigration reform and the start of a nationwide debate in the US, including series of Congressional hearing, the White House has said that the legal immigration system does not have to be a zero-sum game.

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.

Encouraged by progress on immigration reform: White House

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 09:37

Confident of introducing the immigration bill to the House of Representatives in coming months, the US said that they are encouraged by the progress made on immigration reform by lawmakers but it is not a done deal yet.

US lawmakers urged to focus on legal immigration reform

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 15:14

American experts on Wednesday called for giving Green Card for science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) students, eliminating country-specific caps and recapture unused visas to spur economic growth and create new jobs in the country.

'Obama encouraged by the progress made on immigration reform'

Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 11:34

US President Barack Obama is encouraged by the progress made in the US Congress on comprehensive immigration reform and hoped that a bill in this regard would soon land up on his table for signature, the White House has said.

Obama talks to Republican Senators on immigration reform

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 16:36

In his calls to Senators Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Mark Rubio, Obama commended the Republican lawmakers for the bipartisan progress on this important issue, the White House said.

US economy stronger with immigrants’ talents: Obama

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 12:58

Real immigration reform, Obama said means fixing the legal immigration system to cut waiting periods.