The former US president had halted the issuance of green cards until the end of 2020 and deemed immigrants a 'risk to the US labor market' due to the coronavirus pandemic
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.
UK launches ‘historic' points-based visa system that will come into effect in 2021; aims at cutting down numbers of low-skilled migrant labourers
Home Secretary Priti Patel on Wednesday announced the launch of the UK's new points-based visa system, aimed at attracting the 'brightest and the best' from the world, including from India,
Venezuelan teen sent back to Mexico alone as US accepts father’s immigration claims; girl in ‘vulnerable situation’ as daughter of political activist, says attorney
A Venezuelan teenager has been forced back to Mexico by US government authorities who denied her claims that she was fleeing political repression and violence, even after they accepted the same claims from her father
Writing, race and representation: What the debate about Jeanine Cummins' American Dirt tells us about appropriation
A growing chorus of online critics accused American Dirt author Jeanine Cummins of having exploited the experience of migrants and repackaging it as opportunistic “trauma porn” for a predominantly white publishing industry.
Exclusive: Microsoft Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella, postpones India visit (article withdrawn)
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft Corporation, has postponed his trip to India, which sources said was scheduled later this week
New US policy to deny asylum to people on Mexican border likely to increase overcrowding in ‘severely strained’ detention centres
A new policy to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country threatens to exacerbate overcrowding at severely strained US immigration detention centres and makeshift holding areas.
House Democrats set to vote on resolution to end Donald Trump's 'emergency' over border wall with Mexico
Donald Trump, who declared the national emergency in February after Congress declined his request for $5.7 billion to help build a border wall, vowed last week to vereuyto the measure if it passes both chambers.
Citizens from the other 27 EU member states are currently free to live and work in Britain under the bloc's freedom of movement rules, but this will end after Brexit.
US witnesses nationwide protests against Donald Trump's immigration policy; citizens chant 'shame', demand abolition of ICE
Thousands of people took to the streets on 30 June to protest against the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy towards the immigrants
Ronald Vitiello appointed deputy director of US immigration agency amid scrutiny over family separation policy
Ronald D Vitiello acting deputy commissioner of the US Customs and Border Protection has been chosen to lead the Immigration agency in Trump administration.
US border authorities to reunite separated families within 30 days, children younger than 5 to be reunited within 14 days
Amid an international outcry, Trump last week issued an executive order to stop the separation of families and said parents and children will instead be detained together.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders asked to leave restaurant for working under Donald Trump; owner's move receives mixed reaction
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Lexington as she worked worked under Trump administration. The owner of Red Hen Stephanie Wilkinson received mixed reaction for her move.
US Navy prepares to build detention centres for migrants under Donald Trump's 'zero tolerance' immigration policy
The navy would spend about $233 million to construct and operate a facility for 25,000 people for a six-month time period.
US reunites 522 children separated from families after Donald Trump ends zero-tolerance immigration policy
After Donald Trump signed an executive order to end the Zero Tolerance policy, 522 children have been reunited till then. However, few children will remain separated if the familial relationship cannot be confirmed.
Donald Trump's poorly-handled reversal on immigration policy still leaves future of 2,000-plus children uncertain
An embattled Donald Trump — beset on all sides by critics of his immigration policy — reversed the decision to separate immigrant children from their parents on the US-Mexico border, on Wednesday
Donald Trump directs US officials to keep illegal immigrant families together during the immigration process
Trump also blamed Opposition Democrats for the current crisis on the US southern border, which he said is causing tremendous damage and destruction.
Time trumps Trump again: Pulitzer Prize-winning John Moore's photo of Honduran girl triggers immigration debate
When the entire world is shocked by heart-wrenching photos of children being separated from parents at the US-Mexico border, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Moore's work has made it to the magazine's cover as a part of an interesting graphic.
Angelina Jolie criticises Donald Trump's 'zero-tolerance' immigration policy, urges support for refugees
Actor Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees wrote in an essay for The Economist about the urgency for a union of world community to fight against global refugee crisis.
Several shelters for US migrant children have history of physical, sexual abuse allegations, care standards violation, says report
More than a dozen shelters where the US government sent migrant children have a history of allegations of misconduct and violations of care standards, according to a report published on Wednesday.