US immigration reform

Billionaire trio unite for US immigration reform

Three of the world`s richest men -- Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Sheldon Adelson -- put aside their political differences to unite in scathing condemnation of US lawmakers` failure to implement immigration reform.

Jul 12, 2014, 01:14 AM IST

Immigration reform not impossible: Obama

Rejecting the opinion that immigration reform is impossible, US President Barack Obama has urged the Congress to pass the legislation in this regard which when signed into law would pave the way for citizenship to some 11 million undocumented people.

Jun 12, 2014, 10:15 AM IST

Senate immigration bill to benefit immigrants from India: WH

The White House made its position clear on the contentious H-1B provisions of Senate version of the immigration bill.

Dec 03, 2013, 16:25 PM IST

Democrats' immigration bill rings alarm bell for Indian firms

The killer provisions are in particular related to the much-sought after H-1B and L-1 visas.

Oct 31, 2013, 10:56 AM IST

Obama renews push for immigration reforms

President Barack Obama has made a renewed push for comprehensive immigration reform, voicing support for a bill that the Indian IT industry fears would stem the flow of Indian professionals to the US.

Oct 25, 2013, 10:33 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

USIBC steps ups campaign on immigration reform

The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has stepped up its campaign to address the concerns of the IT industry over certain provisions of the comprehensive immigration reform, which has now entered a crucial phase.

Oct 09, 2013, 12:23 PM IST

USIBC steps ups its campaign on immigration reform

The USIBC chairman, Ajay Banga, who is CEO of MasterCard, has been personally involved in an effort to make lawmakers aware of the provisions of the immigration visas.

Oct 09, 2013, 11:04 AM IST

Obama to link immigration reform and housing prices

The Democratic leader is set to spend the day in Arizona, in the US southwest, for a day of housing-related activities, five years after the "subprime" mortgage crisis sparked the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

Aug 06, 2013, 14:11 PM IST

Visa restrictions amount to 'non-tariff barriers': Chidambaram

Flagging India's concern over the immigration reform bill with US authorities, Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said the visa restrictions proposed on knowledge workers amount to non-tariff barriers.

Jul 12, 2013, 15:26 PM IST

Bobby Jindal spells out three point formula to immigration reform

Bobby Jindal spoke against the Senate version of the bill which has the backing of the US President Barack Obama.

Jul 10, 2013, 08:57 AM IST

Key US Senate panel passes landmark immigration reform bill

The bill passed through the key Senate committee only after lawmakers reached a deal on H-1B visa expansion plan.

May 22, 2013, 11:43 AM IST

Indians lobby hard for a slice of immigration pie

The US-India Business Council (USIBC) argues that the proposed ban and restrictions on client site placement of H1B and L1 workers respectively and a limit on their total percentage in a company's workforce in the US would disproportionally affect Indian-born, highly-skilled workers.

May 12, 2013, 19:18 PM IST

'Commonsense immigration reform a top legislative priority'

Commonsense immigration reform remains the top priority of his Administration, the US President, Barack Obama, has told a group of national leaders from Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).

May 09, 2013, 09:49 AM IST

'Family reunion in immigration bill would reduce remittances'

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.

May 08, 2013, 18:15 PM IST

Immigration reform will attract highly-skilled entrepreneurs

President Barack Obama on Saturday said the ongoing effort to fix the existing "broken immigration system" will not only provide a pathway to earned citizenship for the illegal immigrants, but would also attract the highly- skilled entrepreneurs and engineers who will help create jobs.

May 04, 2013, 16:54 PM IST

US needs a comprehensive immigration reform: White House

The US needs a comprehensive reform system functional both for dealing with legal and illegal immigration in the country, the White House has said.

Apr 23, 2013, 09:39 AM IST

US in dire need of immigration reform, says Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg said comprehensive immigration reform and improvements in education system were needed in the US.

Apr 13, 2013, 11:07 AM IST

US uses lottery to choose recipients of H-1B visas

The US, which received about 124,000 applications for the 85,000 H-1B visas up for grabs this year, has used lottery to determine who all would be given the most sought after work visas among IT professionals.

Apr 09, 2013, 09:01 AM IST

US Senators unveil immigration reform deal

The framework for immigration reform would include giving Green Card to those having PhD or masters in science, engineering, technology and maths; besides reducing backlog in the family and employment visa categories.

Jan 28, 2013, 21:29 PM IST