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More Indians prefer US EB-5 visa route with assured migration, Green Card

More Indians prefer US EB-5 visa route with assured migration, Green Card

MUMBAI: A large number of Indians are queuing up to invest in businesses in the US through the EB-5 Investor Visa which assures migration with a quicker eligibility for acquiring the Green Card. In the past four years or so, the number of high networth individuals, corporate executives and businessmen opting for the EB-5 visas […]

Spouses of Indian and Chinese tech workers could be stripped of right to work in U.S.

Spouses of Indian and Chinese tech workers could be stripped of right to work in U.S.

By Brian Murphy WASHINGTON: Tens of thousands of foreign nationals living legally in the United States could soon lose government permission to earn a living while they are here. The Trump administration could end a program as soon as February that allows the spouses of legal foreign workers, mainly tech workers from India and China, […]

UK-India deal will mean criminals and illegal immigrants face swift removal under landmark deal

UK-India deal will mean criminals and illegal immigrants face swift removal under landmark deal

Britain has struck a new agreement with India to share criminal records info, fingerprints and intelligence. India is third in the table of countries whose citizens sneak into Britain illegally, close behind Pakistan and Bangladesh. Last year, about 6,000 Indian nationals were sent back for entering without the required visas. Click here to read more… […]

Trump administration’s ‘must list’ for immigrants: Love for US, skill, job, English

Trump administration’s ‘must list’ for immigrants: Love for US, skill, job, English

The Trump administration has no qualms admitting immigrants who are skilled, employed and can speak English, a top official has said, while giving insight into what its merit-based system would look like. Such individuals could be from any part of the world given that they fulfil the requirements, the official said. If such a policy is developed […]

Indian-Origin Man From UK Defrauded Of Rs. 2 Lakh Over Visa Extension

Indian-Origin Man From UK Defrauded Of Rs. 2 Lakh Over Visa Extension

A UK citizen of Indian origin was allegedly duped of Rs. 2 lakh by a woman who claimed that she would extend the victim’s visa. Police said that Jaspal Bansal had come to India in July on a personal visit and wanted to extend her visa by a month.   Click here to read more… Credit: ndtv.com

Donald Trump pushes for merit-based immigration system

Donald Trump pushes for merit-based immigration system

US President Donald Trump today pushed for a merit-based immigration system, saying he wants only those people who can help America become “strong and great again”. Trump has been calling for the merit-based immigration system, of which people from countries like India could be a major beneficiary, to reduce overall immigration to the US.  Click […]

Donald Trump drops H-1B visa plan that could get 750,000 Indians deported

Donald Trump drops H-1B visa plan that could get 750,000 Indians deported

WASHINGTON: In a relief for Indian techies, US authorities today said that the Trump administration is not considering any proposal that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the country.  The announcement by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) came days after reports emerged that the Trump administration was considering tightening H-1B visa rules that could lead […]

Ending extension of H-1B visas ‘bad policy’: US industry body

Ending extension of H-1B visas ‘bad policy’: US industry body

WASHINGTON: The move to end extension of H-1B visas+ would be “bad policy” and is contrary to the goals of a merit-based immigration system, the US Chamber of Commerce said on Saturday over the Trump administration’s reported plan that could result in self-deportation of around 700,000 Indians. The H-1B programme+ offers temporary US visas that allow companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals […]

Trump’s immigration policy would have kept NYC suspect out of US: White House

Trump’s immigration policy would have kept NYC suspect out of US: White House

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has said that the New York attack suspect would not have been allowed to come in the country if President Donald Trump’s immigration policy had been in place. “The Department of Homeland Security has confirmed, that the suspect was admitted to the United States after presenting a passport displaying […]

India, China slam Trump’s protectionist policies

India, China slam Trump’s protectionist policies

India and China today criticised US President Donald Trump’s protectionist measures and anti- immigration policies as the two neighbours sought common ground to push for globalisation and better trade ties. During his election campaign and after becoming president, Trump has made some sweeping changes to US trade and immigration policies and threatened to impose steep […]

No change in H-1B visa system

No change in H-1B visa system

KOLKATA: Amid the H-1B visa row in India, the US government on Friday said there has been no change in law regarding the H-1B regime and the system continued to be as before.  Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for State for South Asia Thomas Vajda said no legislation has been passed so far on the particular […]

A Chinese has a better chance of getting US visa than an Indian

A Chinese has a better chance of getting US visa than an Indian

Does the US like the Chinese more than Indians? An Indian applying for a non-immigrant visas to enter the US is far less likely to get it than a Chinese applicant. Visa refusal rate for India is twice as much as for China. And while China’s visa refusal rate has gone down in the past […]

UK government told to accept high immigration or forget trade deal with India after Brexit

UK government told to accept high immigration or forget trade deal with India after Brexit

Britain will struggle to sign new free trade deals with economic powerhouses like India after Brexit unless it is willing to accept high levels of immigration from these countries into Britain. That’s according to Lord Bilimoria, co-founder of Cobra beer, and one of Britain’s most well-known entrepreneurs. Click here to read more Credit: businessinsider.com

US Immigration Fund targets to raise $125 mn from 250 Indian investors by 2018

US Immigration Fund targets to raise $125 mn from 250 Indian investors by 2018

Tapping in on the aspirations of high networth Indians to educate their children in the US, the US Immigration Fund (USIF), the largest fund raiser under the country’s employment-based preference category (EB-5) visa, has targeted to raise $125 million in foreign investments from 250 Indian investors by 2018. “This year we are set to raise […]

Protect India’s interests on H-1B visa issue: Swaraj to Tillerson

Protect India’s interests on H-1B visa issue: Swaraj to Tillerson

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday raised with her US counterpart Rex Tillerson the issue of H-1B visas, and said nothing should be done by the Trump administration may ‘adversely’ impact India’s interests…. Click here to read more… Credit: english.manoramaonline.com

Will President Trump’s immigration policies fuel NRI demand for Indian real estate?

Will President Trump’s immigration policies fuel NRI demand for Indian real estate?

With Donald Trump taking over as the President of the United States, there have been some notable changes that have impacted the Indian diaspora in the US, especially in terms of legal immigration reforms and the HR392 bill. The US’ legal immigration rules are such that Indians often have to wait for 10 years, for […]

India ‘very strongly’ raises H-1B visa issue with US: Suresh Prabhu

India ‘very strongly’ raises H-1B visa issue with US: Suresh Prabhu

India has “very strongly” raised the issue of H-1B and L1 visas with the US, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said today, asserting that the American economy will find it difficult to cope with the reality as it has been immensely benefited by Indian IT professionals. The US has tightened the norms for issuing the most […]

On Diwali, India will grant medical visa in all deserving cases: Sushma Swaraj

On Diwali, India will grant medical visa in all deserving cases: Sushma Swaraj

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday that on the auspicious occasion of Diwali, India will grant medical visa in all deserving cases that are pending, as she responded positively to a number of such requests by Pakistani nationals. To a request for a visa by a Pakistani woman named Amna Shamin, whose father […]

Trump’s new immigration proposal favours young, high-skilled, well-qualified vs aged, infirm, and extended family

Trump’s new immigration proposal favours young, high-skilled, well-qualified vs aged, infirm, and extended family

WASHINGTON: Want to immigrate to the United States taking your high qualifications and considerable skills with you? You’ll be in luck under the new merit-based immigration system proposed by the Trump administration. Spouses and minor kids will be good to eventually join you, but if you want to bring your parents, adult children, uncles, aunts, […]

Illegal Indian immigrants in US: Many overstayed their tourist or student visas or are from broken marriages

Illegal Indian immigrants in US: Many overstayed their tourist or student visas or are from broken marriages

Chirayu Patel was filling out university applications when he found out that he was living illegally in the US. It made little sense to him — he remembers legally migrating from Ahmedabad to Chicago at the age of 11 when his father was granted a US work visa in 1994. However, when Patel applied to […]