US universities experience 32% increase in Indian students

The US universities and colleges have experienced a 32 per cent increase in number of students from India since last year as compared to nine per cent internationally, latest official figures have stated.

Need to expand H-1B visas: USIBC

This year the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received thousands of more applications than the number of H-1B visas it can grant, forcing it to decide on the successful applicants through a computerised draw of lots.

US authorities announce arrest of 976 gang members

Nearly 1,000 gang members were arrested in the US after a major operation, federal authorities said Wednesday.

The operation arrested 976 people with ties to 239 gangs in 282 American cities, reported the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE).

Barack Obama vows to fight immigration ruling

US President Barack Obama`s tactic of using executive orders to bypass a hostile Congress and drive through controversial immigration reform has run into legal trouble.

Barack Obama says his immigration plan is lawful
Barack Obama says his immigration plan is lawful

President Barack Obama planned on Thursday to impose the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation, easing the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with outraged Republicans.

Barack Obama provides legal status to five million illegal immigrants
Barack Obama provides legal status to five million illegal immigrants

US President Barack Obama today used his executive power to announce a series of administrative measures to provide legal status to more than five million illegal immigrants in the country, including those from India.

Barack Obama to announce plan to fix US immigration
Barack Obama to announce plan to fix US immigration

President Barack Obama will lay out his plan to reform the United States` "broken" immigration system on Thursday, he said, accusing Washington of allowing the problem to fester.

'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.

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.

Border crisis highlights US immigration reform failure

One year into congressional efforts to overhaul US immigration reform, the nation`s 11 million undocumented migrants are no closer to legal status, with a swelling humanitarian border crisis only highlighting the system`s dysfunction.

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.

Obama makes another case for immigration reform

Making yet another case for a comprehensive immigration reform that would provide a path to citizenship to 11 million undocumented people from countries like India, US President Barack Obama Tuesday said the "broken" immigration system makes it harder for the law enforcement agencies to do their jobs.

100 Punjabi youths still detained in US for illegal entry

An Indian-American community organisation has sought the intervention of US lawmakers for securing the release of about 100 Punjabi youths detained by US immigration authorities in Texas for entering the US illegally.

Obama, Republican leaders clash on immigration reform

US President Barack Obama and the Republican leadership clashed over the immigration reform, which analysts say would make it difficult for the passage of the legislation that proposes to provide a path to citizenship to 11 million undocumented people from countries like India.

US to accept H-1B visas from today

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made elaborate arrangement for receiving applications for the much coveted H-1B visas, beginning today, to meet the expected rush.

US spying, immigration dominate EU summit

Top leaders of the European Union (EU) mainly focused on the US spying scandal and growing immigration concerns in the Mediterranean during a two-day summit that ended on Friday.

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.

Thousands march in US for immigration reform

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.

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.

Indian-American doctors seek a say in immigration reform

Indian-Americans constitute less than one percent of America's population, but they account for nine percent of the country's doctors and physicians.