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Pentagon approves to push in additional 2,100 troops to US-Mexico border

There are currently about 4,500 active duty and National Guard troops on the border with Mexico.

Jul 18, 2019, 09:28 AM IST

Facing new asylum curb, nerves for those waiting at US-Mexico border

The Trump administration`s interim rule, set to take effect Tuesday, requires asylum-seekers to first pursue safe haven in a third country through which they travelled en route to the United States.

Jul 16, 2019, 20:45 PM IST

US says asylum seekers from India rising as Donald Trump adds yet another roadblock

The Trump administration says US capacity to process asylum claims has been overwhelmed due to an influx of people from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador but also increasingly from Cuba and countries as far away as those in Africa and India.

Jul 16, 2019, 06:29 AM IST

Mexico to hold immigration talks with regional neighbours

On Friday, Ebrard will meet the governors of the southeastern Mexican states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Veracruz and Campeche with a view to establishing measures to tackle illegal immigration.

Jun 13, 2019, 10:21 AM IST

US reaches agreement with Mexico on immigration, 'indefinitely' suspends tariffs

Trump had threatened to impose 5% import tariffs on all Mexican goods from Monday if Mexico did not agree to his demands to tighten its borders, and his announcement of a deal came after three days of Mexico-US negotiations in Washington.

Jun 08, 2019, 06:50 AM IST

Donald Trump to propose merit-based immigration system, move likely to benefit Indians

As of now, about 66 per cent of the green cards are given to those with family ties and only 12 per cent are based on skills. 

May 16, 2019, 07:48 AM IST

Made sure India remains least affected by challenges like immigration, US working visa issue: Centre

Ram Madhav said foreign policies cannot be guided by emotions or romanticism.

Dec 16, 2018, 09:07 AM IST

Donald Trump's in-laws become US citizens using 'chain migration' he denounces

President Donald Trump's Slovenian in-laws became US citizens on Thursday through "chain migration", a programme he has repeatedly denounced, in which adult American citizens can obtain citizenship for their relatives.

Aug 10, 2018, 08:28 AM IST

Trump threatens US government shutdown over immigration

"I would be willing to `shut down` government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!" Trump said on Twitter.

Jul 29, 2018, 19:48 PM IST

Donald Trump wants illegal immigrants deported 'without judges and cases'

"We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came."

Jun 25, 2018, 06:25 AM IST

Won't let US become 'migrant camp', says President Donald Trump

Democrats and some in Republican Party have blasted the Trump administration for separating nearly 2,000 children from their parents at the US-Mexico border between mid-April and the end of May 2018. 

Jun 19, 2018, 00:35 AM IST

Green card waiting list includes over three-fourths of Indians

India is followed by a distant second China, which currently has 67,031 Chinese waiting for the Green Card. Thereafter none of the other countries have more than 10,000 people waiting for Green Card.

Jun 08, 2018, 10:05 AM IST

Change ridiculous immigration laws: Trump to Congress

Earlier, Trump had also threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the US.

Apr 04, 2018, 00:05 AM IST

Indians rally outside White House in support of Donald Trump's merit-based immigration plan

 Several hundred highly-skilled Indian workers today held a rally outside the White House in support of Donald Trump's plan for a merit-based immigration system.

Feb 04, 2018, 22:59 PM IST

News at a glance: January 31, 2018

Here are the top headlines on Wednesday morning 

Jan 31, 2018, 09:53 AM IST

Merit-based immigration, end of visa lottery: Donald Trump's vision in first State of the Union address

Trump also invoked the great American Dream and re-counted his successes in the last one-year. 

Jan 31, 2018, 09:01 AM IST

Donald Trump embraces role as negotiator in chief on immigration

Trump signaled he was open to more comprehensive immigration reform to address millions of other undocumented people living in the shadows.

Jan 10, 2018, 06:49 AM IST

Trump turns to US Supreme Court in immigrant document fight

The Trump administration has asked the US Supreme Court to block a federal judge's order requiring it to disclose all emails, letters and other documents it considered in its decision to end a programme protecting young immigrants from deportation.

Dec 02, 2017, 14:34 PM IST

French national held for trying to cross over to Nepal illegally

A 45-year-old French national was arrested here while trying to cross over to Nepal allegedly without proper travel documents, a senior official said.

Nov 23, 2017, 11:45 AM IST

Donald Trump not anti-immigrant, says White House official Raj Shah

A prominent Indian-American, who holds a key position in the White House, has refuted the notion that US President Donald Trump is anti-immigrant.

Nov 20, 2017, 09:07 AM IST