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US Congress cites Indian American Parthiv Patel as example to explain why immigration reform is needed

US Congress cites Indian American Parthiv Patel as example to explain why immigration reform is needed

The defeat of the immigration bills, also put a pause on the efforts to remove per country cap on green card, a move that could have benefited a large number of high skilled Indian professionals.

Feb 16, 2018, 09:26 AM IST

'US Immigration Bill can lead to $30 billion/year loss to India'

The Indian economy could lose USD 30 billion annually with the IT industry being the hardest hit if the Immigration Bill under consideration in the US Congress becomes a law, Indian American Advisory Council of House Republican Conference of US Parliament has said.

Aug 15, 2014, 11:06 AM IST

I would still lose sleep on US Immigration Bill: Nasscom chief

The US Immigration Bill, which proposes higher visa fees and enhanced audit by US agencies, is still giving "sleepless nights" and the Indian IT industry needs to keep a watch, Nasscom chief Som Mittal said.

Jan 02, 2014, 11:46 AM IST

Barack Obama plans immigration push after fiscal crisis ends

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that stalled immigration reform would be a top priority once the fiscal crisis has been resolved.

Oct 16, 2013, 18:28 PM IST

Senate immigration bill to hit American competitiveness abroad

The bill's so-called outplacement provision is discriminatory and will make it impossible for many businesses to recruit the high-skilled workers they need to perform highly technical tasks onsite from the global labour pool, potentially driving tens of thousands of American jobs overseas, he argued.

Sep 24, 2013, 13:28 PM IST

US Immigration Reform Bill a step in right direction: Nayyar

The proposed US Immigration Reform Bill will be a step in the right direction, Tech Mahindra's Executive Vice-chairman Vineet Nayyar said Friday.

Sep 20, 2013, 22:49 PM IST

Wipro to PM: Seek Obama help to address Immigration Bill issues

The United States Senate in June passed a landmark immigration bill retaining killer provisions on H-1B Visas that would badly hit Indian IT companies in America.

Aug 25, 2013, 13:01 PM IST

India expressed concerns over US Immigration Reforms Bill

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.

Aug 07, 2013, 16:37 PM IST

US Immigration Bill: Nasscom hires lobbyist, PR and law firms

With the USD 87 billion software export industry being hit by the new US immigration law, IT services industry body Nasscom has hired influential lobbyist, public relation and law firms to plead the case of Indian firms with Congressmen.

Jul 28, 2013, 15:20 PM IST

Sharma raises concerns over US immigration Bill

Raising concerns over some of the provisions of a US legislation on immigration reforms, India has said the move could impact free movement of domestic skilled professionals in the IT industry.

Jul 12, 2013, 19:55 PM IST

Infosys in talks with clients on US Immigration bill

A major part of revenue for India's second largest IT services exporter comes from the US and North America.

Jul 12, 2013, 12:32 PM IST

Immigration reform bill will pass: US treasury secretary

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

Jul 01, 2013, 14:51 PM IST

Immigration bill to impact Indian, US cos: TCS

Software major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Friday said the comprehensive immigration bill passed by the US Senate will have a bearing not only on domestic companies but would also impact the US firms.

Jun 28, 2013, 22:14 PM IST

House of Representatives may have more balanced bill: Nasscom

IT industry body Nasscom Friday expressed the hope that a "more balanced bill" on US immigration reforms will come in the House of Representatives.

Jun 28, 2013, 20:24 PM IST

US Senate passes landmark immigration bill

The bill provides a pathway to citizenship to more than 11 million undocumented people, including over 240,000 Indians.

Jun 28, 2013, 10:21 AM IST

US Immigration bill headed for Senate passage

At least 15 Republicans joined a unanimous Democratic side to end debate on the all-important amendment.

Jun 25, 2013, 08:55 AM IST

Immigration bill to reduce deficit by $175 bn in 10 years

The US immigration bill, which is awaiting passage by the Senate, will reduce the American budgetary deficit by USD 175 billion in 10 years.

Jun 19, 2013, 08:46 AM IST

NASSCOM concerned over curbs proposed in US immigration bill

Out of the USD 108-billion software exports from the country, as much as USD 46 billion comes from the US alone and most of the domestic IT companies.

Jun 18, 2013, 18:11 PM IST

US Immigration bill passes hurdles in Senate

Bolstered by support from President Barack Obama, a landmark immigration bill passed a pair of crucial test votes Tuesday in the US Senate, kicking off weeks of debate on the comprehensive reform.

Jun 12, 2013, 09:46 AM IST

Immigration is a driving force in American economy: Obama

"Immigration isn't just part of our national character; it is a driving force in our economy that creates jobs and prosperity for all of our citizens," Obama said at a White House event on immigration ahead of the Senate consideration of the comprehensive immigration reform bill.

Jun 11, 2013, 22:40 PM IST