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Undocumented Indian immigrants have spending power of over USD 15 bn: US study

Over half a million undocumented Indian immigrants to the US hold a collective spending power of USD15.5 billion and contribute USD2.8...

USA

Singapore foreign dependants will require work passes for employment from May: Ministry

Singapore Manpower Minister Josephine Teo announced that spouses and family members of foreigners working in Singapore, who hold dependant's...

Singapore

Singapore cleared 80 per cent fewer travellers in 2020, says ICA

According to official data released today, Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) cleared more cargo and low-value goods in...

Singapore

Immigration reform within first 100 days in office, says Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

Indian-American Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris vowed that the new Biden administration would send a comprehensive immigration reform...

USA

Indians figure as the largest community awaiting US green cards

More than 800,000 Indians are awaiting work-related green cards in the United States, according to data from the US Citizenship and...

Global

Biden administration likely to provide US citizenship to over 500,000 Indians

The document says that the new Biden administration will support family-based immigration and preserve family unification as a core...

USA

US unveils tightened H-1B visa rules in a move to put Americans first

As per the Department of Homeland Security, the interim final rule to be published in Federal Register will be effective in 60 days.

USA

Kamala Harris discusses her Jamaican, Indian roots in first campaign event with Biden in Delaware

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic US Presidential nominee, and his new running mate Kamala Harris held their first campaign event...

USA

Trump's order preventing H1-B visa holders from being hired by US government to affect Indian immigrants

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order preventing federal agencies from contracting or subcontracting foreign workers - mainly...

USA

Historians' open letter to UK Home Office protests misrepresentation of Colonial era, slavery in citizenship test

Prominent historians both in and outside the United Kingdom have posted an open letter protesting the ongoing misrepresentation of slavery,...

UK

After Harvard and MIT, Johns Hopkins sues Trump administration over new rule for international students

Johns Hopkins said that the decision to send international students back to their home countries if they don’t enroll for in-person...

USA

30 US Senators, 136 Congressmen urge Trump administration to reverse order on international students

On July 6, the ICE declared that non-immigrant F-1 and M-1 students who are attending schools which have shifted their entire operations...

USA

Over 160 illegal immigrants to arrive in India from USA tomorrow

Around 160 illegal Indian immigrants, including 132 from Haryana and Punjab, will be arriving in India tomorrow after they were deported...

Covid-19

Indian-American activist calls for extension of OCI card renewal deadline

Following a statement issued by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs about the deadline for renewal of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards,...

Global

Trump’s hardline stance on immigrants claiming welfare benefits gets Supreme Court nod

Trump announced the new rule in August last year, saying that "to protect benefits for American citizens, immigrants must be financially...

USA

929 Indians deported from US in first seven months of 2019: Reports

According to official data, the United States deported 929 Indians, including 42 women, during the first seven months of 2019.

USA

UK to double fast-track visas for scientists from India and other countries: Priti Patel

The United Kingdom government on Monday announced plans to double fast-track visas for scientists from around the world, including from...

UK

Over 200,000 Indians waiting for family-sponsored US Green Cards: Immigration data

According to the latest official immigration data from the United States, over 227,000 Indians have been waiting for their family-sponsored...

USA

India has largest diaspora, receives highest remittance: UN Report

With a 17.5 million-strong diaspora across the world, India has the largest international migrant population of any country in the world and...

Global

Over 300 Indians deported from Mexico arrive in Delhi

In an unprecedented move, Mexico has deported over 300 Indians to Delhi, the Latin-American country’s National Migration Institute (INM)...

Global

Judges block Trump’s attempt to deny Green Cards to immigrants

Rulings in California, New York and Washington have temporarily halted Trump's plans to deny green cards to immigrants who would need...

USA

Indian immigrants on hunger strike in the US ‘forced to hydrate’

Three Indian men seeking asylum in the United States of America have been forcibly made to receive intravenous drips after being on hunger...

USA

Four Indian-Americans arrested for H-1B visa scam

Four Indian-Americans have been arrested on visa fraud charges. The executives from two IT staffing companies were charged with misusing the...

USA

Visa fraud hurting Punjab, India’s global influence

The increasing global influence of India and its workforce has meant a sharp rise in overseas travel over the past decade. This also has an...

Global Analysis & Commentary

India tops tech visa applications to the UK

India, along with the US, has the highest number of visa applications for the UK's technology sector, according to the latest data from a UK...

UK