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Border crisis highlights US immigration reform failure

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 11:46

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

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 10:15

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.

Barack Obama warns of ``narrow window`` to achieve immigration reform

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 15:46

Time is running out to pass immigration reform before the approach of the mid-term elections effectively precludes congressional action, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday during a meeting with leaders of law enforcement.

Obama makes another case for immigration reform

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 23:29

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 13:24

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

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 14:32

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 07:20

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 easing immigration rule for terrorist supporters

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 00:25

The Obama administration has eased the rules for would-be asylum-seekers, refugees and others who hope to come to the US or stay here and who gave "limited" support to terrorists or terrorist groups.

Obama Admn remains hopeful on comprehensive immigration reform

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 11:59

The Obama Administration has expressed hope that the US Congress would be able to pass the immigration reform bill, even as the House of Representative Speaker John Boehner remained doubtful about it.

Barack Obama hints at easing stance on immigration

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 10:26

Obama suggested in an interview aired Friday that he may drop his insistence that any legislation include a special pathway to citizenship for the 11 million people already in the US illegally.

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.

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

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 11:46

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.