The proposal has been brought in view of the abuse of the loopholes in the existing system by China, the Department of Homeland Security said
The statement came soon after Donald Trump said he is working on an executive order on immigration that will include a 'road to citizenship'.
US updates immigrant, non-immigrant visa norms; applicants will have to submit 5-year social media details
Only applicants for certain diplomatic and official visa types are exempted from the requirements.
US Senate Republicans, in open revolt, vote against Donald Trump 'emergency declaration' forcing veto showdown
US Senate Republicans launched their first major rebuke of US President Donald Trump voting against his ambitious 'emergency declaration' to build a border wall along the US-Mexico border. In voting against the move, Trump's own party is showing the first signs of breaking away as the 2020 campaigning shifts into higher gear and the wounds of the 2018 midterm loss remain fresh.
As H1B crackdown by Donald Trump Govt widens, skilled immigrants are pursuing their American dream 'elsewhere'
Immigrants with specialized skills, especially those applying for the popular H1B program, are being denied work visas or seeing applications get caught up in lengthy bureaucratic tangles under federal changes that some consider a contradiction to President Donald Trump's promise of a continued pathway to the U.S. for the most talented foreigners.
H1B spouses' H4 work permits are being walked off the cliff in the Donald Trump era and anxiety is peaking: All you need to know
The Donald Trump government’s process of slow-walking the H4 visa work permit off the cliff is on its last mile and anxiety is peaking across the community of H1B spouses in the United States.
Donald Trump emergency declaration will be blocked by Democrats this Friday, setting up high stakes clash in 2020 run-up
US House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution's separation of powers.
Legal battle looms after Donald Trump 'national emergency' declaration; California will be first to sue
Legal pushback to US President Donald Trump’s “emergency declaration” is coming thick and fast after Trump’s dumpster fire style press conference in the White House Rose Garden where he predicted that the Supreme Court will eventually give him a “fair shake” and “we’ll win”.
Donald Trump to declare 'national emergency' to build US -Mexico border wall after Congress swats him down: All you need to know
US president Donald Trump has decided to invoke the power of his bully pulpit to declare a national emergency that will allow him to build his promised US-Mexico border wall after the US Senate okayed a border security compromise Thursday that ignores most of Trump's wall demands but will do enough to prevent a new government shutdown.
US Congress allocates fraction of billions needed for Mexico wall but Donald Trump claims victory anyway
Even before seeing a final deal or agreeing to seal it, President Donald Trump laboured on Wednesday to frame the congressional agreement on border security as a political win, never mind that it contains only a fraction of the billions for a "great, powerful wall" that he's been demanding for months.
Donald Trump may grudgingly sign budget deal to avoid another shutdown Friday night; hardliners say it's 'political suicide'
US president Donald Trump is expected to grudgingly accept an agreement that would keep the government open past 15 February and provide merely a fraction of the money he's been demanding for his wall along the US-Mexico border. Hardliners in the Republican party are calling Trump's caving in "political suicide".
Donald Trump 'unhappy' with new shutdown deal; says 'everything is on the table' to build US-Mexico border wall
US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he's "unhappy" with a hard-won agreement to prevent a new government shutdown and finance construction of more barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, but he didn't say whether or not he would sign the measure. GOP congressional leaders swung behind the proposed deal, selling it as a necessary compromise.
Another US shutdown looms as Donald Trump reignites 'circus of paranoia' over border wall demand, threatens 'national emergency'
With the prospect of a government shutdown looming this Friday, US President Donald Trump is turning once again to the politics of fear and dread that catapulted him to power, suggesting that Americans should all be living in a sense of profound dread as long as concrete isn’t poured into a wall along the US-Mexico border.
Indian students in US arrested in ICE fake university sting: Community leaders plan legal pushback 'this week'
Community organisations led by the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) which are actively involved in getting legal help for the 129 Indians arrested in the ICE fake university sting operation confirmed to Firstpost that a lawsuit against the US government is very much on the cards “as early as this week” as they consider legal pushback to removal proceedings initiated against the arrested Indians.
ICE fake university fallout: Students who have overstayed US visa by 180 days face grim prospect of 3 year bar
The Donald Trump government’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials remain firm that that the intent of the 129 students arrested in the ICE fake university sting operation was to “fraudulently maintain their student visa status and to obtain work authorization”.
ICE fake university: 'It's entrapment', say Indians reacting to news of 130 students arrested across 20 US cities
Indians in the US and in India still coming to grips with the news of more than a hundred people arrested - mostly students - across US cities this week are increasingly using a one word reaction to a carefully laid fake University trap by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to round up visa fraudsters: “entrapment”.
US judge temporarily blocks Donald Trump order denying asylum to people who enter country illegally from Mexico
US District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order against the asylum rules. Tigar’s order takes effect immediately, applies nationwide, and lasts until at least 19 December when the judge scheduled a hearing to consider a more long-lasting injunction. Representatives for the US Department of Justice could not immediately be reached for comment.
US President Donald Trump, said to be furious over midterm election results and nervous about the Mueller probe, is weighing an administration-wide shake-up as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying.
Migrant caravan groups, which were Donald Trump's midterm election drumbeat, begin arriving at hardened US border
Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled to reach the U.S. border, catching rides on buses and trucks for hundreds of miles in the last leg of their journey Wednesday as the first sizable groups began arriving in the border city of Tijuana.