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Joe Biden faces mounting pressure amid rising number of migrants detained at US borders
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Joe Biden faces mounting pressure amid rising number of migrants detained at US borders

Although Biden has taken steps to reverse Trump's hardline immigration policies, his administration hasn't lifted some of the most significant barriers to asylum-seekers

Joe Biden orders withdrawal of rule rescinding work authorisation for spouses of H1-B visa holders
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Joe Biden orders withdrawal of rule rescinding work authorisation for spouses of H1-B visa holders

Indians are among the biggest beneficiaries of the Obama-era rule which allowed H-4 visa holders to legally seek employment in the US, according to a report

Donald Trump working on ‘very big’ merit-based immigration system, White House says in statement
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Donald Trump working on ‘very big’ merit-based immigration system, White House says in statement

The statement came soon after Donald Trump said he is working on an executive order on immigration that will include a 'road to citizenship'.

Harvard, MIT sue US immigration authorities over new guidelines for foreign students
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Harvard, MIT sue US immigration authorities over new guidelines for foreign students

"We will pursue this case vigorously so that international students can continue studies without threat of deportation,” Harvard University president Lawrence Bacow said

H-1B visas suspended: Donald Trump signs proclamation halting entry of workers on work visas, asks officials to move towards merit-based immigration
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H-1B visas suspended: Donald Trump signs proclamation halting entry of workers on work visas, asks officials to move towards merit-based immigration

Moving to a merit-based immigration system, the White House said in a statement soon after Donald Trump issued a proclamation to temporarily suspend H-1B and other work visas till the end of the year. The Trump Administration will reform the immigration system to prioritise the highest-skilled workers and protect American jobs, it said.

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.

US law enforcement agencies arrest over 250 students, including 90 Indians, from fake university set up by authorities to check immigration fraud
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US law enforcement agencies arrest over 250 students, including 90 Indians, from fake university set up by authorities to check immigration fraud

US federal law enforcement agencies have arrested 90 more foreign students, mostly from India, taking the total number of students held so far to over 250 from a fake university set up by the authorities to check immigration fraud

US held nearly 70,000 migrant children in custody in 2019; those reunited with families grapple to piece their lives back together
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US held nearly 70,000 migrant children in custody in 2019; those reunited with families grapple to piece their lives back together

New US government data shows that nearly 70,000 migrant children were held in government custody this year — up 42 percent in the fiscal year 2019 from 2018

US judge blocks Donald Trump’s rule mandating health insurance for granting visas to immigrants; petitioners claim ban will block two-thirds of all legal migration
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US judge blocks Donald Trump’s rule mandating health insurance for granting visas to immigrants; petitioners claim ban will block two-thirds of all legal migration

A federal judge in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday put on hold a Trump administration rule requiring immigrants prove they will have health insurance or can pay for medical care before they can get visas

Plan to revoke H-4 visas, granted to spouses of H-1B holders, yet to take final shape; rule-making process not complete yet
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Plan to revoke H-4 visas, granted to spouses of H-1B holders, yet to take final shape; rule-making process not complete yet

The decision of the US administration under Donald Trump to rescind work authorisation for H-4 visa holders is not final yet.

Donald Trump's planned immigration policy focuses on retaining merit; Indians on edge as family-centric selection may drop sharply
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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.

US immigration agency which handles family visa, international adoption, planning to close its overseas offices, reveal officials
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US immigration agency which handles family visa, international adoption, planning to close its overseas offices, reveal officials

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) director Francis Cissna, in an email message to agency employees, announced plans for closure of the international field offices. The plans called for shifting those duties to US-based agency offices and American consulates and embassies abroad.

8 Indians, Indian-Americans arrested in US in fake student visa racket; accused indicted of facilitating foreigners' illegal stay
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8 Indians, Indian-Americans arrested in US in fake student visa racket; accused indicted of facilitating foreigners' illegal stay

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested eight persons — all of whom are either Indian nationals or Indian-Americans – on charges of fraudulently facilitating hundreds of immigrants to illegally remain in the US as students.

Donald Trump says foreign students from top US colleges should stay on to help American firms grow
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Donald Trump says foreign students from top US colleges should stay on to help American firms grow

US president Donald Trump says talented foreign students should not leave the US after studying in the country's best educational institutions.

US-Mexico border wall row: US government shutdown extends into next week as legislators fail to break impasse
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US-Mexico border wall row: US government shutdown extends into next week as legislators fail to break impasse

The US government partial shutdown was set to stretch deep into next week after legislators failed to Thursday to make a breakthrough in the row over President Donald Trump's demand for a US-Mexico border wall.

‘Whatever it takes, we need a wall’: Why the final Donald Trump crisis of 2018 isn't going away in 2019
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‘Whatever it takes, we need a wall’: Why the final Donald Trump crisis of 2018 isn't going away in 2019

What’s Donald Trump playing at with his $5 billion demand for a wall and shutting down the government - the third in the last 12 months - in Christmas season? For one, this has echoes of what his chief strategist and inscrutable mastermind of the 2016 campaign Steve Bannon told a reporter after Trump pulled off the greatest political upset in American history: "Brother, Hollywood doesn't make movies where the bad guys win" - a riff on Gregory Peck's lines from Twelve O'Clock High.

Donald Trump rules out end to US govt shutdown till Congress approves funds to build border wall with Mexico
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Donald Trump rules out end to US govt shutdown till Congress approves funds to build border wall with Mexico

Democrats and some Republicans have rejected Donald Trump's demand for the US-Mexico border, after which he refused to sign a wider spending bill last week, temporarily stripping funding from swaths of the government.

Guatemalan boy dies in US immigration custody; 8-year-old becomes second child to die at border in December
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Guatemalan boy dies in US immigration custody; 8-year-old becomes second child to die at border in December

The death of the Guatemalan boy came during an ongoing dispute over border security and with a partial US government shutdown underway over President Donald Trump's request for border wall funding.

Daily Bulletin: Day-long bank strike today; Congress to revisit Mandsaur farmers' protest case; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Day-long bank strike today; Congress to revisit Mandsaur farmers' protest case; day's top stories

Today's top stories: Bank strike to affect services at state-owned lenders; toll in the Indonesia tsunami rises to 429, with 154 still missing; KC Venugopal meets senior leaders amid growing dissent among Karnataka Congress MLAs; and more.