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Donald Trump says immigration raids starting 'fairly soon'

Trump, who has made a hardline immigration stance a key issue of his presidency and his 2020 re-election bid, postponed the operation last month after the planned date was leaked to the press, but on Monday he said the roundups would take place after the July 4 holiday.

Jul 06, 2019, 09:54 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

Want people to come to US on basis of merit, says Donald Trump; move likely to benefit Indian IT professionals

The move can help technology professionals from countries such as India.

Oct 14, 2018, 12:58 PM IST

Number of Indians jailed for illegally entering US increases three-fold

The number of Indians arrested for illegally entering the United States has nearly tripled so far in 2018, making them one of the largest groups of illegal aliens apprehended.

Sep 29, 2018, 08:48 AM IST

Pregnant US woman's husband arrested by immigration officials on way to hospital

The shocking incident took place on Wednesday when the couple was on the way to a hospital in California.

Aug 19, 2018, 12:03 PM IST

Over 100, including Indians, detained for illegally entering and living in US

Some of the individuals arrested during the operation will face federal criminal prosecution for illegal entry and illegal re-entry after deportation.

Aug 14, 2018, 10:02 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

Donald Trump reiterates 'US govt shutdown' threat if not backed on immigration policies

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened a government shutdown if the US Congress refuses to back major changes to immigration policies like establishing a merit-based system.

Jul 31, 2018, 11:48 AM 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

Nearly 100 Indians in 2 US detention centres, most from Punjab

Many of those held are victims of illegal human trafficking and the Indian mission has established contact with the detention centres.

Jun 22, 2018, 12:50 PM IST

India ranks second in list of foreign students studying in US, China at the top

77 per cent of all international students in the US call Asia home, said the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS) report of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations.

May 02, 2018, 09:20 AM IST

US Congress cites Indian American Parthiv Patel as example to explain why immigration reform is needed

The defeat of the immigration bills, also put a pause on the efforts to remove per country cap on green card, a move that could have benefited a large number of high skilled Indian professionals.

Feb 16, 2018, 09:26 AM IST

African countries unite at UN against Donald Trump slur, ask for apology

The African Union, representing 55 member states, is furious over a reported slur by the US President. 

Jan 13, 2018, 08:12 AM IST

Trump demands border wall, visa changes as part of immigration fix

The debate on immigration will be a pivotal issue in Washington in early 2018 ahead of midterm congressional elections in November.  

Dec 29, 2017, 22:54 PM IST

Trump sends immigration enforcement plan to Congress

Nearly 800,000 undocumented young people currently benefits from DACA.

Oct 09, 2017, 08:34 AM IST

US resumes premium processing of H-1B visas after 5 months

Five months after suspending the premium process of H-1B visas, the US has now resumed the process. The suspension has, however, been revoked subject to a limit mandated by the US Congress.

Sep 19, 2017, 13:56 PM IST

It's time to ask world to step up, pay fair share: Donald Trump

Proposing "deep cuts" in the US' foreign aid, President Donald Trump on Tuesday said it is time to ask the rest of the world to step up and pay its fair share.

May 23, 2017, 21:53 PM IST

US extradites ex-intel chief back to Colombia

US immigration officials said Monday that the former head of Colombia's defunct DAS intelligence service has been extradited to his home country to face charges of psychologically torturing a journalist.

Apr 25, 2017, 12:33 PM IST

US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

A teenage blogger from Singapore whose online posts blasting his government landed in him jail was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge in Chicago ruled.

Mar 25, 2017, 08:39 AM IST

China rails against US for human rights violations

US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria had caused thousands of civilian deaths, according to the report, which was carried by the state-run Xinhua news agency.

Mar 09, 2017, 15:51 PM IST