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Sep 27, 2018
US senators seek preservation of employment authorisation for immigrant women holding H-4 visasTwo powerful Democratic women senators have urged the Trump administration not to go ahead with its decision to revoke the authorisation to immigrants on H-4 visas, a majority of who are Indian-Americans, as doing so would impact about 1,00,000 women.
Sep 23, 2018
US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants using public aid, says use of Medicaid, housing vouchers can result in disqualificationThe 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.
Sep 05, 2018
Two stunning 12th century antiques repatriated to India by New York District Attorney and US Homeland Security Investigations teamsTwo exquisite Indian antiques smuggled out of the country which found their way into museums in the United States have been officially repatriated to the Indian consulate in New York Tuesday by officials from the city district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr's office and US Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Aug 13, 2018
US envoy Kenneth I Juster calls on Kiren Rijiju, discusses strengthening bilateral relations, terrorism and securityThe Union minister of state for home and the US ambassador reiterated the strong resolve of India and the US to jointly counter the threats posed by terrorism to two of the world's biggest democracies as well as to world peace, the statement said.
Jul 30, 2018
Donald Trump threatens US govt shutdown over Mexico wall, border security issues a month before midterm electionsRepublicans anxious about keeping control of Congress think it's a bad idea, but Donald Trump is willing to close the govt over border security issues.
Jun 19, 2018
Doctors call US family separation policy child abuse, but administration claims 'children not being used as pawns'The Donald Trump government's family separation policy is believed to be aimed at deterring illegal immigration to the US.
May 16, 2018
US Homeland Security boss Kirstjen Nielsen defends Trump Govt practice of separating immigrant families; says 'it happens everyday'The head of the Department of Homeland Security defended the Trump administration's practice of separating children from parents when the family is being prosecuted for entering the U.S. illegally, telling a Senate committee Tuesday that removing children from parents facing criminal charges happens "in the United States every day."
May 02, 2018
Texas and 6 other US states suing to end 'Dreamers' program as immigration grabs spotlight before midterm electionsTexas and six other states are suing to end once and for all a program that would protect some young immigrants from deportation. The lawsuit announced Tuesday comes a week after a federal judge in Washington ordered the Trump administration to resume the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Apr 24, 2018
H4 EAD: USCIS chief signals it's end of the road for H4 work permits; tighter rules on H1B payscales coming soonChief of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Francis Cissna, in a three page letter dated April 4 to the US Senate Juiciary Committee, has confirmed it's the end of the road for H4 workers' employment authorisations in Donald Trump's administration. Calling the letter an "update" on USCIS' effort to ensuring integrity of the immigration system, Cissna goes into great detail on employment based immigration programs and the associated spouse visas.
Apr 20, 2018
H1B spouses' work permits: USCIS chief Francis Cissna speaks up on H4 EAD in letter to US lawmakers; tough road aheadUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Services chief Francis Cissna has responded to a letter from 15 influential US Congress lawmakers who requested the Trump administration to "reconsider" its plan to revoke work permits for spouses of H1B workers in America, suggesting that the writing is on the wall and that the public can comment during the typical 60 day notice period before any new rule becomes cast in stone.