US eases immigration norms in view of COVID-19: H-1B holders, Green Card applicants get 60-day grace period to submit documents
The relaxations in the US immigration policy come in view of the coronavirus outbreak, which first surfaced in China''s Wuhan city in December, 2019. So far, the virus has claimed over 65,000 lives in the US and over 235,000 lives globally.
Coronavirus Outbreak: US authorities to consider extending non-immigrant visas on case-by-case basis
USCIS said that it has taken steps to help individuals, employers and others address some of the immigration-related challenges they face as a direct result of the COVID-19 national emergency
Return migration and COVID-19: Data suggests Kerala, TN, Punjab, UP, Bihar may be future red zones for contagion risk
The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought into sharp focus the major international migration corridors India shares with the world including the Gulf, Europe, and North America. Many of the Stage 1 imported cases in India came through these corridors as emigrants returned to their families.
High skilled immigrants body urges US President Donald Trump to address long sufferings of H-1B visa holders
A nonprofit body, representing high skilled immigrants from India, has urged President Donald Trump to address their long sufferings of H-1B visa holders by accelerating the pace of Green Card or legal permanent residency and remove bureaucratic, legal hurdles from the most-sought after work visa
Good economics for the CAA-NRC times: Banerjee, Duflo's book dispels many of our beliefs about immigration
The conspicuous exclusion of Muslims in the CAA will alter the demographic makeup of voters in states, creating a cushy vote bank for the BJP. Notably, war and natural disasters may force people to move, but otherwise, an increase in wages, better opportunity and even starvation are not enough.
Citizenship Amendment Act 'fundamentally discriminatory', undermines India's obligations under 1965 human rights convention, says UN OHCHR
While the goal of protecting persecuted groups through the new Citizenship Amendment Act was welcome, this should be done through a robust national asylum system that is premised on the principle of equality and non-discrimination, the spokesman of the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights of the United Nations said
'Will expel all infiltrators': In Kolkata, Amit Shah slams Mamata Banerjee for opposing NRC, terms decision on J&K tribute to Syama Prasad Mookherjee
BJP chief and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said in Kolkataka that all "infiltrators" will be thrown out of India, while also accusing West Bengal chief minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee of creating panic over the Nationa Register for Citizens (NRC)
Over 42,000 illegal migrants who entered from Mexico sent back this month, says senior US law enforcement official
Over 42,000 illegal migrants, who entered the US from Mexico, were sent back this month, a senior official said, asking the neighbouring country to do more in stemming the flow of such individuals.
Bangalore, or Bengaluru, a city of immigrants founded by Kempe Gowda, stands tall as one of India's fastest growing metropolises, housing a whopping 12 million people on its gradually shrinking land. Here's taking a closer look at how it went from being 'Garden City' to the Silicon Valley of India, in the matter of mere decades.
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet 'appalled' by conditions migrants and refugees face in US detention facilites
The UN's human rights chief said on Monday that she was "appalled" by the conditions migrants and refugees face in US detention facilities, intensifying a challenge to the Trump administration's immigration policies.
Award-winning food writer Mayukh Sen has developed a voice of his own — a sensitive style of storytelling about subjects who are lesser-known or those who have faded into oblivion, while taking into account facets of identity like sexuality, race and ethnicity.
'US was built by immigrants': Donald Trump pitches himself to Hispanic voters as pro-migrants ahead of 2020 presidential bid
US President Donald Trump pitched himself to Hispanic voters on Thursday during an interview with the US Spanish-language network. 'I love immigrants,' Trump said, when presenter Jose Diaz-Balart asked the President about his administration's policies on child separation, the DACA program and his 'zero-tolerance' border plans. He also said he believes 2020 Hispanic voters will appreciate his strong stances on Venezuela and Cuba.
Talk of ST status for Assam's 'tea tribes' may give BJP fillip in election year, but real benefits miles away at ground zero
The tea tribe's sizeable population across Assam makes them a politically important demography for any party in the wake of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Hence, this made for an opportune time to pick up the quota debate.
Motivated campaign against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Assam aims to derail pace of development, claims Sarbananda Sonowal
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal has claimed that a "motivated campaign" is going on surrounding the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to derail the pace of the development
Women, immigrants, workers affected by US govt shutdown to 'surround' Donald Trump during State of Union address
When Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address, he'll be surrounded by reminders of the 2018 elections that delivered Democrats the House majority and a record number of women to Congress
US President Donald Trump has made 8,158 false or misleading claims since assuming office, including those about immigration, foreign policy, trade and jobs
Many immigrants voluntarily change their name from their ethnic names to fit into a new community.
Isolated and furious, Donald Trump fires back at US Chief Justice John Roberts for saying there aren't any 'Obama judges or Trump judges'
“Donald Trump pardoned one turkey, the other one is co-operating with the Mueller probe”, goes a joke on Twitter summing up the jittery White House mood ahead of the big Thanksgiving holiday when turkeys are carved up across America’s dinner tables and Donald Trump hit another low by directly attacking US chief justice John Roberts who contradicted Trump saying there are no “Obama judges or Trump judges”.
In rare rebuke, US Chief Justice Roberts slams Donald Trump: 'No Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges'
US Chief Justice John Roberts is pushing back against President Donald Trump for his description of a judge who ruled against Trump's migrant asylum policy as an "Obama judge."
Assam groups opposing citizenship bill seek meeting with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, threaten mass movement
The citizenship bill seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, drawing opposition from several groups in Assam.