US immigration system

Know how Donald Trump's merit-based immigration proposal could benefit Indians

US President Donald Trump`s proposal for a merit-based immigration system has the potential to benefit Indians, a large number of whom have high levels of education and skills.

Mar 01, 2017, 19:30 PM IST

Tech, medical sectors mixed on Obama`s immigration changes

Nestled in President Barack Obama`s plan to overhaul aspects of the US immigration system are tweaks to rules for high-skilled workers long frustrated with hurdles to getting work or residency approval.

Nov 24, 2014, 07:49 AM IST

Barack Obama delays immigration action, angering advocates

 President Barack Obama will wait until after November`s midterm elections to reform the US immigration system with his executive power, seeking to shield lawmakers crucial to Democratic Party hopes of clinging on to the Senate.

Sep 07, 2014, 01:45 AM IST

Indians lobby hard for a slice of immigration pie

The US-India Business Council (USIBC) argues that the proposed ban and restrictions on client site placement of H1B and L1 workers respectively and a limit on their total percentage in a company's workforce in the US would disproportionally affect Indian-born, highly-skilled workers.

May 12, 2013, 19:18 PM IST

Immigration reform will attract highly-skilled entrepreneurs

President Barack Obama on Saturday said the ongoing effort to fix the existing "broken immigration system" will not only provide a pathway to earned citizenship for the illegal immigrants, but would also attract the highly- skilled entrepreneurs and engineers who will help create jobs.

May 04, 2013, 16:54 PM IST

Obama calls for comprehensive reform of immigration system

US President Barack Obama on Monday said that it was time for a comprehensive and sensible reform to attract "the best and the brightest" the world has to offer.

Mar 26, 2013, 08:49 AM IST

South Asians call for humane reform of US immigration system

As Barack Obama moves ahead with his ambitious immigration reforms, a coalition of South Asian organisations called for a just and humane system.

Feb 02, 2013, 21:55 PM IST