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US immigration

US says applications for H-1B visa to be accepted from April 1, 2020

Companies applying for H-1B visas for foreign workers for fiscal year 2021 would have to register online and pay a processing fee of USD 10.

07 Dec 2019 11:53 AM

90 more students, mostly Indians, held from fake US university face deportation

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested more than 250 students, who were lured to enrol in now-closed University of Farmington.

28 Nov 2019 10:34 AM

US to charge USD 10 for every H-1B registration from December

This non-refundable fee will support the new electronic registration system to make the H-1B cap selection process more efficient.

08 Nov 2019 8:44 AM

Trump wanted electrified border wall fortified with snakes: report

He also asked his advisors to shut down the entire 2,000-mile border with Mexico by noon the next day.

02 Oct 2019 2:58 PM

Indian seeking asylum in US released from detention after 70-day hunger strike

Kumar and fellow Indian detainee Gurjant Singh began their hunger strike July 8 after rejection of their asylum claims and denial of bond.

27 Sep 2019 12:25 PM

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'Put pipe in nose 3 times': US officials force-feed Indian immigrant on hunger strike

'He said it was terribly painful and it was an awful experience. Even as I was talking to him, he kept grimacing,' Corchado said.

16 Aug 2019 10:51 AM

3 Indian immigrants on hunger strike against detention forced to hydrate in US

Lawyers and activists who spoke with the men fear that force-feeding may be next.

29 Jul 2019 9:50 AM

‘Wasn’t given enough food, lost 26 pounds in border detention’: US teen

Border Patrol and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained him for almost a month.

26 Jul 2019 9:31 AM

US moves to block asylum for migrants crossing Mexico

Cracking down on migration has been a signature policy of President Donald Trump.

16 Jul 2019 1:06 PM

'Help, 40 days here': Migrants crammed into US border facilities cry for aid

Trump has made a crackdown on illegal immigration a centerpiece of his domestic policy agenda and 2020 re-election bid.

03 Jul 2019 12:02 PM

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Trump ‘hates’ photo of dead migrants, says that father was probably wonderful guy

Ramirez and daughter Valeria were trying to cross into US after fleeing from El Salvador when they were swept into Rio Grande.

27 Jun 2019 10:46 AM

'No soap, toothbrush, blanket: US treatment of border migrants worse than Taliban's'

Recent reports describe that US border detainees are being held in cages of chain-link, sleeping on concrete.

26 Jun 2019 2:31 PM

Donald Trump orders immigration sweep targeting 2,000 families: Report

The family roundup is likely to begin with pre-dawn raids in up to 10 cities including Houston, Chicago, New York and Miami.

22 Jun 2019 4:10 PM

US will begin removing millions of 'illegal aliens' next week: Trump

There are an estimated 12 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally, mainly from Mexico and Central America.

18 Jun 2019 12:44 PM

No expansion yet of US-Mexico asylum programme after Donald Trump deal

Text of the deal stated that expansion of so-called Migrant Protection Protocols also known as 'Remain in Mexico,' would begin right away.

10 Jun 2019 1:35 PM

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US House approves bill to offer citizenship to ‘dreamer’ immigrants

The bill, which would grant permanent protection to so-called 'Dreamers' - people brought into US illegally as children - was passed.

05 Jun 2019 12:13 PM

US company to pay USD 1.1 mn dues to H-1B employees, including Indians

In all, 594 H-1B employees will receive their back wages, an official statement said.

05 Jun 2019 9:25 AM

10 per cent decline in approval of H-1B visa: US authorities

The approval rate of H-1B declined from 93 per cent in 2017 to 85 per cent in 2018.

05 Jun 2019 8:48 AM

Donald Trump calls for huge increase in quota for skilled migrants

'The biggest change we make is to increase the proportion of highly skilled immigration from 12 per cent to 57 per cent,' he said.

17 May 2019 9:05 AM

Donald Trump to propose new 'filter' merit-based immigration system

Trump will propose ending diversity lottery system, which offers applicants from countries with low immigration rates chance to move to US.

16 May 2019 8:57 AM

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