President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to suspend certain types of immigration into the US for 60 days to protect the jobs of Americans laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the country's economy
Donald Trump signs Executive Order 'temporarily suspending immigration into US'; says move was necessary to help protect American jobs
President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that he had signed an executive order 'temporarily suspending immigration into the United States.' But experts say the order will merely delay the issuance of green cards for a minority of immigrants.
By Tuesday, Donald Trump had ordered a 60-day halt in issuing green cards to prevent people from immigrating to the United States, backing away from his harder-edged plans to suspend guest-worker programmes after business groups erupted in anger at the prospect of losing labour from countries like India
Donald Trump's administration announces new rules that can deny green cards to immigrants on welfare programmes
Donald Trump's administration had recently sent back 30,000 Central American immigrants from the US-Mexico border.
Indian IT professionals, most of whom are highly skilled and come to the US mainly on the H1B work visas, are the worst sufferers of the current immigration system.
US House passes bill to lift country-specific cap on issuing green cards, move to benefit highly-skilled Indian IT professionals
The US lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill aimed at lifting the present seven percent country-cap on issuing green cards, a move which would benefit thousands of highly-skilled Indian IT professionals.
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Donald Trump's planned immigration policy focuses on retaining merit; Indians on edge as family-centric selection may drop sharply
According to Forbes, some 4 million family and work-related green card applicants will have to reapply, even if they have been waiting for years and Indians are among the highest number in this category.
Donald Trump to replace green cards with ‘Build America’ visa, in bid to increase quota for highly-skilled workers to 57%
Donald Trump has said he will replace the existing green cards with 'Build America' visa, as the US president unveiled a new merit and points-based immigration policy that seeks to increase the quota for highly-skilled workers from 12 to 57 percent.
Donald Trump to propose merit-based immigration system, may make it 2020 election issue in case of opposition from Democrats
Trump is all set to announce a new proposal to overhaul the country's immigration policy that would give preference to foreigners based on merit rather than the existing system that gives preference to family ties
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.
Out of the over 600,000 Indians waiting for the most sought-after green card, only 60,394 have received the legal permanent residency last year.
Donald Trump administration's proposed changes in green card policy will adversely impact South Asians, says advocacy group
The Trump administration's proposed rule, under which immigrants may be denied green card if they have received government benefits in the past or are likely to receive one in the future, is likely to have a major impact on immigrants from South Asian countries,
US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants using public aid, says use of Medicaid, housing vouchers can result in disqualification
The US Department of Homeland Security said current and past receipt of certain public benefits above thresholds would be considered "a heavily weighed negative factor" in granting green cards as well as temporary stays.
Donald Trump calls for end to ‘agonising Green Card wait’, asks US lawmakers to bring in bill to help legal Indian-American migrants
US president Donald Trump called for the lawmakers to bring in a bill swiftly to provide Green Cards to legal migrants from countries like India and help in smoother migration processes
Several Indian-American IT professionals have held two rallies in the US, demanding an end to the long and massive green card backlog by eliminating per-country limit quota
Applicants from India for EB-visas are expected to decline by up to 80 percent if the US gives the go-ahead to hike the investment cap from $0.5 million now to $1.3 million later this year
Donald Trump's immigration framework to help reduce green card backlog of high-skilled workers: White House
Donald Trump's immigration framework will end the diversity lottery visa to help reduce green card backlog of high-skilled workers, the White House said.
Several hundred highly-skilled Indian workers, in long agonising green card wait, from across the US along with their children and spouses held a rally in front of the White House here in support of President Donald Trump's plan for a merit-based immigration system that among other things ends chain migration and diversity lottery visa.
Several hundred highly-skilled Indians workers held a rally in front of in Washington in support of Donald Trump's plan for a merit-based immigration system