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Braving hardships, prospect of death, record number of Indians travel the hellish road to American paradise
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Braving hardships, prospect of death, record number of Indians travel the hellish road to American paradise

For migrants, paying from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 25 lakh for a shot at a new life is a calculated gamble

Mexico to take additional measures if efforts to reduce flow of migrants don't show results in 45 days, reveals Donald Trump
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Mexico to take additional measures if efforts to reduce flow of migrants don't show results in 45 days, reveals Donald Trump

US President Trump revealed the document of the agreement in which that Mexico appeared to pledge to enact or enforce domestic laws if its initial efforts to stem the flow of migrants was deemed unsatisfactory by the US after 45 days.

US Senate Republicans vote against Donald Trump emergency declaration in stunning rebuke, setting up veto showdown
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US Senate Republicans vote against Donald Trump emergency declaration in stunning rebuke, setting up veto showdown

In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats Thursday to block the national emergency that US President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strained to exert their power in new ways.

US Senate Republicans, in open revolt, vote against Donald Trump 'emergency declaration' forcing veto showdown
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US Senate Republicans, in open revolt, vote against Donald Trump 'emergency declaration' forcing veto showdown

US Senate Republicans launched their first major rebuke of US President Donald Trump voting against his ambitious 'emergency declaration' to build a border wall along the US-Mexico border. In voting against the move, Trump's own party is showing the first signs of breaking away as the 2020 campaigning shifts into higher gear and the wounds of the 2018 midterm loss remain fresh.

Democrats grill US Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, say 'verbal gymnastics' won't change scars of family separation at border
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Democrats grill US Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, say 'verbal gymnastics' won't change scars of family separation at border

US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted Wednesday the crisis at the southern border is not manufactured, as she faced questions from Democrats for the first time since they took control of the House.

Resolution introduced in US Congress to grant asylum to Asia Bibi, who was prosecuted 'for being Christian' in Pakistan
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Resolution introduced in US Congress to grant asylum to Asia Bibi, who was prosecuted 'for being Christian' in Pakistan

Introducing the asylum resolution in the US House of Representatives, Congressman Ken Calvert said that Asia Bibi has been persecuted, jailed and threatened for doing nothing more than being a Christian in Pakistan.

Donald Trump, angry and nervous after midterm jolt, mulls wide-ranging White House shake-up
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Donald Trump, angry and nervous after midterm jolt, mulls wide-ranging White House shake-up

US President Donald Trump, said to be furious over midterm election results and nervous about the Mueller probe, is weighing an administration-wide shake-up as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying.

Migrant caravan groups, which were Donald Trump's midterm election drumbeat, begin arriving at hardened US border
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Migrant caravan groups, which were Donald Trump's midterm election drumbeat, begin arriving at hardened US border

Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled to reach the U.S. border, catching rides on buses and trucks for hundreds of miles in the last leg of their journey Wednesday as the first sizable groups began arriving in the border city of Tijuana.

Donald Trump likely to oust US Homeland Security boss Kirstjen Nielsen; wants 'John Wayne' brand hardliner as replacement
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Donald Trump likely to oust US Homeland Security boss Kirstjen Nielsen; wants 'John Wayne' brand hardliner as replacement

Kirstjen Nielsen, the top immigration official in the Trump administration, is likely being booted out. “It’s no longer ‘if’, it’s ‘when’”, is the buzz at the White House which offered no comment on “personnel issues”. Trump has long understood to have had problems with Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen - a protege of Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly who has been the DHS Secretary’s champion from well before her appointment.

Donald Trump denies asylum for immigrants at US border who enter outside ports of entry: All you need to know
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Donald Trump denies asylum for immigrants at US border who enter outside ports of entry: All you need to know

US president Donald Trump ordered Friday that anyone who enters the U.S. illegally from Mexico by going around official border crossings is ineligible for asylum.

Donald Trump says letting people enter US illegally 'unfair' to those waiting years to legally obtain green card
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Donald Trump says letting people enter US illegally 'unfair' to those waiting years to legally obtain green card

According to Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, Indians would have to wait for decades and in some cases as much as 151 years to get a green card.

Donald Trump's immigrant roundups increasingly target non-criminals, up 66 percent in the first 9 months of 2018
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Donald Trump's immigrant roundups increasingly target non-criminals, up 66 percent in the first 9 months of 2018

ICE arrests of noncriminals increased 66 percent in the first nine months of the 2018 fiscal year over the same period a year earlier. Arrests of convicts, meantime, rose nearly 2 percent. More noncriminals have also been deported. Among those expelled from the U.S. interior in fiscal 2017, there was a 174 percent increase from the previous year of those with no criminal convictions. Deportations of those with convictions rose nearly 13 percent over the same period.

US jobs, pay growing at fastest pace in 9 years, unemployment at 18-year low despite Donald Trump Govt's ongoing trade conflicts
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US jobs, pay growing at fastest pace in 9 years, unemployment at 18-year low despite Donald Trump Govt's ongoing trade conflicts

The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years — evidence that employers remain confident despite the Donald Trump administration's ongoing conflicts with its trading partners.

Despatches from an H1B wasteland amid India-US 2+2 talks: How a non-immigrant work permit has occupied frontlines of US politics
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Despatches from an H1B wasteland amid India-US 2+2 talks: How a non-immigrant work permit has occupied frontlines of US politics

Behind the present day backlash on H-1B visas are cold, hard numbers that say the H-1B cost advantage has vanished, especially if you add the cost of nuisance value which comes bundled with the H-1B process

New Yorker editor David Remnick cancels Steve Bannon invite after high profile dropouts and outrage; says he's 'changed his mind, there's a better way to do this'
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New Yorker editor David Remnick cancels Steve Bannon invite after high profile dropouts and outrage; says he's 'changed his mind, there's a better way to do this'

Facing widespread outrage, The New Yorker has dropped plans to interview Steve Bannon during its festival next month. The former Donald Trump aide and ex-chairman of Breitbart News was supposed to be a featured guest during a prestigious gathering that over the years has drawn some of the world's most prominent artists and public figures

Donald Trump government siding with Asian American students suing Harvard: 'No American should be denied admission to school because of race'
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Donald Trump government siding with Asian American students suing Harvard: 'No American should be denied admission to school because of race'

The Justice Department on Thursday sided with Asian-American students suing Harvard University over the Ivy League school's consideration of race in its admissions policy, the latest step in the Trump administration's effort to encourage race-neutral admissions practices.

Race-based school criteria roils Asian-Americans enough to push for legal fight as immigration takes centerstage in US midterms
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Race-based school criteria roils Asian-Americans enough to push for legal fight as immigration takes centerstage in US midterms

The U.S. Department of Justice is backing a 2014 lawsuit against Harvard University by Asian-American applicants, who say the Ivy League college unlawfully suppresses the number of Asians admitted. The DOJ also said last year it would investigate a May 2015 complaint filed against Harvard by a coalition of Asian-American groups.

Five Sikh migrants released from US federal prison after initially falling afoul of Donald Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy
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Five Sikh migrants released from US federal prison after initially falling afoul of Donald Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy

Five Sikh migrants, all twenty-something men from India, made their first public appearance on Wednesday after nearly three months at the US prison, which put them in the centre of a political firestorm.

Donald Trump seizes on college student Mollie Tibbetts' murder by illegal alien to rally base in midterm season; calls US immigration laws a 'disgrace'
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Donald Trump seizes on college student Mollie Tibbetts' murder by illegal alien to rally base in midterm season; calls US immigration laws a 'disgrace'

The disappearance of a well-liked college student from America's heartland had touched many people since she vanished one month ago while out for a run. But the stunning news that a Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally has allegedly confessed to kidnapping and murdering her thrust the case into the middle of the contentious immigration debate and midterm elections.

US midterm elections 2018: Top data cruncher bullish on Democrats' edge, gives party 3 in 4 chance of taking House majority
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US midterm elections 2018: Top data cruncher bullish on Democrats' edge, gives party 3 in 4 chance of taking House majority

America’s best known data cruncher on elections Nate Silver is bullish on Democrats winning the House at the midterm elections 2018. FiveThirtyEight is giving Democrats a 3 in 4 chance of winning enough seats for a majority and it comes with a big caveat: “Relatively small shifts could allow Republicans to keep control of the House, or could turn a blue wave into a tsunami.”