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Obama urges Congress to pass immigration reform

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 08:37

US President Barack Obama has appealed to the Republican leadership of the Congress to pass the comprehensive immigration reform to address successfully in future problems like the current humanitarian crisis on the country's Southern border with Mexico.

'Modi's visit may provide platform to strengthen Indo-US ties'

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 21:05

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to the US is likely to serve as a platform for taking the Indo-US relations to a new level, besides resolving outstanding issues like the impact of immigration reforms on Indian IT sector, among others, says industry body Ficci.

US economy poised for 'breakthrough' this year: Barack Obama

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 11:24

In his annual State of the Union Address, Obama said immigration reform is key to economic growth of the country.

Thousands march in US for immigration reform

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 14:45

Thousands of people have poured into streets across the United States in a push to overhaul immigration and end the legal limbo of more than 11 million undocumented immigrants.

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.

India expressed concerns over US Immigration Reforms Bill

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013, 16:37

India has raised its "strong" concerns over the US' proposed Immigration Reforms Bill saying that it would adversely impact domestic IT industry, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

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.

Key US senator sees deal this week on immigration

Last Updated: Monday, April 08, 2013, 14:02

Negotiators warned of struggles ahead, but all involved are optimistic that it`s time to make the biggest changes to the nation`s immigration laws in more than a quarter-century.

US senators closer to immigration deal

Last Updated: Saturday, March 30, 2013, 11:48

A bipartisan group of senators is closer to a deal on immigration reform to resolve the problem of 11 million illegal immigrants, including some 260,000 Indians, according to a media report.

Britain set to have `toughest immigration rules in world`

Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013, 13:58

Under plans to make Britain’s regime the toughest in the world, immigrants will no longer be able to ‘jump the queue’ for housing, a Tory minister has said.

US law to check H-1B visa fraud

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 14:12

Amid a contentious debate over comprehensive immigration reforms, a top Republican senator has introduced a bill to eliminate what he calls "fraud and abuse" from H-1B visa programme coveted by Indian techies.

Obama meets top Republican Senators on immigration reforms

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 13:12

In his effort to seek bipartisan support on comprehensive immigration reform, US President Barack Obama has met top Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham.