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.

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.

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.

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.

US immigration bill knot: `Special` citizenship path

As Congress wrestles with immigration legislation; a central question is whether the 11 million immigrants already in the United States illegally should get a path to citizenship.

Some are overlooked in US immigration overhaul

Carlos Gonzalez has lived nearly all his 29 years in a country he considers home but now finds himself on the wrong side of a proposed overhaul of the US immigration system that would grant legal status to millions.

US to ease immigration process for some families

The move drew immediate praise from Hispanic groups, a key constituency for US President in the 2012 election year.

Hillary Clinton hopes for US immigration fix this year

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has voiced hope for reform to the immigration system this year and rejected criticism that the United States was unwelcoming to foreigners.