South Asian rights group concerned over US immigration bill

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.

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

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.

Encouraged by progress on immigration reform: White House

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

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'

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

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.

Comprehensive immigration reform soon: Obama

At his maiden White House press meet on Wednesday following his re-election, Obama said he is very confident that they can get immigration reform done.