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Immigration in the US has become toxic. Can the Democrats and Republicans find a solution to this issue?
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Immigration in the US has become toxic. Can the Democrats and Republicans find a solution to this issue?

The Democrats and Republicans will have to compromise if they wish for any hope for immigration reform, border security or legal immigration, something that has been elusive for years

H-1B operation has not kept pace with country's needs, says US political commentator
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H-1B operation has not kept pace with country's needs, says US political commentator

In 2005, 85,000 visas were available and the number is same even after 20 years. Opening more avenues for immigrant workers will help tame inflation and encourage economic growth, said a former Republican Congresswoman

With no escape from crisis-hit country, desperate Sri Lankans are risking their lives to enter India
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With no escape from crisis-hit country, desperate Sri Lankans are risking their lives to enter India

Most Sri Lankan refugees would have been stranded if not found by the coast guard and taken to the camps. The refugee camps in Tamil Nadu, especially those with Sri Lankan refugees, are now open prisons overcrowded with multiple families jostling for space

High time for India and US to tighten laws to stem illegal immigration, punish human traffickers
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High time for India and US to tighten laws to stem illegal immigration, punish human traffickers

According to the US Customs and Border Protection, India is the fifth largest source of illegal migrants entering the USA from the southwest border

US green card backlog: Fate of Indian immigrants hangs in balance
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US green card backlog: Fate of Indian immigrants hangs in balance

With no more than 10,000 Indians eligible for green cards a year, a vast majority of applicants have no choice but to wait for their turn

Democrats dealt blow after Senate parliamentarian rules against immigration reform in $3.5 trillion Budget Reconciliation Bill
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Democrats dealt blow after Senate parliamentarian rules against immigration reform in $3.5 trillion Budget Reconciliation Bill

The decision by Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate’s nonpartisan interpreter of its often enigmatic rules, is a damaging and disheartening setback for President Joe Biden.

Taliban block hundreds from leaving Afghanistan despite recent assurances to US
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Taliban block hundreds from leaving Afghanistan despite recent assurances to US

American citizens, green card holders and others, say they have been waiting for more than a week for permission to board waiting charter flights out of the city of Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan

Explained: Mexico confronts complex position on immigration, internal migration
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Explained: Mexico confronts complex position on immigration, internal migration

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador Thursday said the strategy of containing migrants in the south was untenable and more investment was needed to keep central Americans from leaving their homes

After In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda donates to immigrant rights groups to help marginalised communities
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After In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda donates to immigrant rights groups to help marginalised communities

The actor is forever drawn to what he calls “the things that don’t leave you alone.” Immigration, he said, is both a passion and a foundational element of his work.

At largest emergency shelter in US, panic attacks highlight stress for migrant kids
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At largest emergency shelter in US, panic attacks highlight stress for migrant kids

Lawyers and advocates question why most of the children are at unlicensed shelters.

Lost Children Archive: Valeria Luiselli’s prize-winning novel responds to migratory crisis
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Lost Children Archive: Valeria Luiselli’s prize-winning novel responds to migratory crisis

Published in 2019, the book addresses the issue of migrant children traveling unaccompanied to the United States.

In photos: How Guatemalan lives are being upturned by failed immigration bids
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In photos: How Guatemalan lives are being upturned by failed immigration bids

The COVID-19 pandemic initially blunted migration to the U.S. last year, but numbers were soon on the rise again.

As Biden unwinds key Trump asylum policy, many wait uneasily
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As Biden unwinds key Trump asylum policy, many wait uneasily

As President Joe Biden undoes Trump immigration policies that he considers inhumane, he faces a major question: How far should he go to right his predecessor’s perceived wrongs?

In Lee Isaac Chung's Minari, a deeply personal story of harvesting an American dream
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In Lee Isaac Chung's Minari, a deeply personal story of harvesting an American dream

Wanting to find a balance between a memory piece and melodrama, Chung imaged something that combined the neo-realism of Roberto Rossellini’s Stromboli with the earthy, wide-screen American epics like East of Eden and Giant that his father raised him on.

Joe Biden makes swift policy changes on COVID-19 and racial justice, but major speed bumps lie ahead
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Joe Biden makes swift policy changes on COVID-19 and racial justice, but major speed bumps lie ahead

Biden has now signed about 45 executive orders, memorandums or proclamations enacting or at least initiating major policy shifts on a wide array of issues

From building the wall to ending wars, four years in, Trump has plenty of unfinished business
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From building the wall to ending wars, four years in, Trump has plenty of unfinished business

Since taking the oath of office in 2016, US president Donald Trump has faced the same hard truth that each of his White House predecessors learned: Governing is rarely easy

Donald Trump government scraps 6 July policy to strip international students of US visas
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Donald Trump government scraps 6 July policy to strip international students of US visas

The policy about foreign students was one of a number of measures Trump has taken to advance his agenda on immigration, using the coronavirus pandemic and the need to protect the country from health threats as justification

Reportage of sparse policing in Alaska villages wins Pulitzer Prize; coverage of Kashmir clampdown, Hong Kong protests gets photography awards
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Reportage of sparse policing in Alaska villages wins Pulitzer Prize; coverage of Kashmir clampdown, Hong Kong protests gets photography awards

he Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for illuminating the sparse policing of remote Alaska villages, as a delayed awards ceremony recognized writing, photos and — for the first time — audio reporting

US eases immigration norms in view of COVID-19: H-1B holders, Green Card applicants get 60-day grace period to submit documents
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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.