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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

Donald Trump seeks end to 'chain migration'

US President Donald Trump has reiterated the need to end 'chain migration', which he said is essential towards creating a system that prefers Americans over foreign workers.

Oct 17, 2017, 20:16 PM IST

US Supreme Court to examine lengthy immigrant detentions

The Supreme Court is set to examine Tuesday whether thousands of migrants subjected to lengthy detentions in immigration centers should have a right to a bond hearing.

Oct 03, 2017, 11:18 AM IST

Six Dreamers sue Donald Trump administration over DACA decision

It is among several lawsuits challenging the decision to end DACA, including two cases brought by state attorneys general.

Sep 18, 2017, 20:01 PM IST

27 Indians overstaying in Sri Lanka arrested

Earlier this month, the ColomboPage reported that three Indians were arrested on August 11 in northeast Sri Lanka for illegally staying in the country.

Aug 20, 2017, 23:19 PM IST

Australia's Hanson wears burqa to Parliament in bid to ban them

Hanson sat in her seat in the assembly for about 20 minutes covered by the black burqa before removing it to call for them to be banned in public for national security reasons.


Aug 17, 2017, 15:26 PM IST