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Canada apologizes for 1914 rejection of Asian migrant ship

Canada apologizes for 1914 rejection of Asian migrant ship

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in Parliament on Wednesday for a government decision in 1914 to turn away a ship carrying hundreds of South Asian immigrants. The Komagata Maru from Hong Kong arrived off Vancouver only to have almost all of its 376 passengers, nearly all of them Sikhs from India, […]

India-visa rejection rate tops 50pc

India-visa rejection rate tops 50pc

More Indian student visas have been declined than approved in the past 10 months, as Immigration New Zealand battles widespread fraud. In figures revealed to the Herald, 10,863 of the 20,887 applications the agency received from applicants in India were declined. Among the declined applications, 9190 had been lodged by unlicensed education advisers, student agents and […]

India-Born Activist’s Mission to Change the Immigration Debate in the U.S.

India-Born Activist’s Mission to Change the Immigration Debate in the U.S.

The rancorous debates around race and immigration have made this year’s presidential race a fraught one for many U.S. immigrants. Sayu Bhojwani’s mission is to change the conversation by getting some of them into politics. Ms. Bhojwani, 48 years old, is the founder and president of the New York-based New American Leaders Project, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization […]

Why Donald Trump is spooking Indian outsourcers with his flip-flops on immigration

Why Donald Trump is spooking Indian outsourcers with his flip-flops on immigration

More than his 20-minute visa interview, Kaladhar Reddy remembers a 90-minute visit to ‘The Visa Temple’, officially called the Chilkur Balaji Temple on the banks of the Osman Sagar in Hyderabad. On a Thursday evening in June 2015, Reddy, a 20-something systems analyst, was part of a throng of thousands jostling through the temple, seeking […]

India Consistently Raising Visa Issue With UK: Nirmala Sitharaman

India Consistently Raising Visa Issue With UK: Nirmala Sitharaman

NEW DELHI:  India has been consistently raising its concerns with the UK about the new British immigration law, which will impact domestic professionals earning below 35,000 pounds annually, Parliament was informed today. In 2012, the UK had made certain changes to the immigration rules, which would affect the settlement of non-European economic area workers with tier […]

Why Donald Trump is spooking Indian outsourcers with his flip-flops on immigration

Why Donald Trump is spooking Indian outsourcers with his flip-flops on immigration

More than his 20-minute visa interview, Kaladhar Reddy remembers a 90-minute visit to ‘The Visa Temple’, officially called the Chilkur Balaji Temple on the banks of the Osman Sagar in Hyderabad. On a Thursday evening in June 2015, Reddy, a 20-something systems analyst, was part of a throng of thousands jostling through the temple, seeking […]

Indian-Americans join anti-deportation rally in US

Indian-Americans join anti-deportation rally in US

WASHINGTON: A large number of Indian -Americans and people from the South Asian community joined a massive rally in front of the US Supreme Court in support of Obama Administration’s plans to deferdeportation of four million illegal immigrantswhose children are US citizens. The Supreme Court, which is hearing the case, is now split on the Obama Administration’s plans to […]

Malaysia introduces e-visa for Indian tourists

Malaysia introduces e-visa for Indian tourists

MUMBAI: In a bid to tap a larger share of the Indian outbound travel, Malaysian Government has introduced the Electronic Travel Authorization Visa (e-visa) for a short visit to Malaysia. Currently, the e-visa facility is available to Indians residing in India only and is valid for a single journey stay of maximum 30 days in […]

India may make citizenship process for Pakistani Hindus easier

India may make citizenship process for Pakistani Hindus easier

NEW DELHI: The government on Sunday announced that it proposes to simplify procedures for grant of Indian citizenship to minority Hindus from Pakistan. The proposal also envisages allowing “minority communities of Pakistan staying in India on a Long Term Visa” to buy property, open bank accounts and obtain permanent account number (PAN) and Aadhaar number, […]

UK parliament panel opens inquiry into treatment of Indian students

UK parliament panel opens inquiry into treatment of Indian students

LONDON: A British parliamentary panel has launched a formal inquiry into the treatment of international students, majority of them Indian, who were accused of cheating on English language tests and forced to leave the UK. The House of Commons’ home affairs select committee, chaired by Indian-origin Labour MP Keith Vaz, launched the inquiry into the […]

US to take action against Indian students extending their stay

US to take action against Indian students extending their stay

WASHINGTON: The US will take action against 306 Indian students caught in a sting operation for allegedly trying to extend their stay in the country illegally, a top US State Department official said on Tuesday. “For the most part, they all came on legitimate student visas. It was actually when they were in country that […]

Deported Pakistanis will have to face the law

Deported Pakistanis will have to face the law

The rejection rate of Pakistani migrants seeking asylum in Europe stands at over 90 percent. DW spoke to a lawyer from Pakistan, Zia Awan, about why Islamabad is unable to control illegal migration from its soil. More than 48,000 Pakistani migrants applied for political asylum in different European countries in 2015 and up to the […]

Narayana Murthy: Indian IT companies act as immigration agents

Narayana Murthy: Indian IT companies act as immigration agents

HYDERABAD: US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump now has an ally in India in the form of N R Narayana Murthy. Trump, who has been vehemently opposing outsourcing of US jobs to countries like India and China, among others, has found support from Infosys founder Murthy, who on Tuesday said that the Indian software industry has been […]

4,000 Indian millionaires shifted overseas in 2015: Report

4,000 Indian millionaires shifted overseas in 2015: Report

NEW DELHI: India has seen the fourth biggest outflow of high net worth individuals globally in 2015 with shifting of 4,000 millionaires overseas, says a report. According to a report by New World Wealth, some 4,000 uber-rich Indians have changed their domicile in 2015, while France saw the maximum outflow of millionaires with as many […]

Deported Pakistanis arrive home from Moscow

Deported Pakistanis arrive home from Moscow

KARACHI: As many as 81 Pakistani traders, who were earlier deported from Moscow, Russia, returned home, arriving in Karachi and Islamabad from Dubai, reports Geo TV. Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that the Foreign Office had directed the Russian Embassy to help release the stranded Pakistani traders’ in Russia. The spokesperson said that the […]

8,936 Pakistanis opt for foreign nationality between 2011 and 2015

8,936 Pakistanis opt for foreign nationality between 2011 and 2015

ISLAMABAD: Immigration trends show that 8,936 Pakistani nationals preferred Germany, Norway, United States and India to their Pakistani citizenship between 2011 and 2015 while 215 Indians, Afghans, Bengalis and Americans renounced their native citizenships and opted for the Pakistani citizenship during the period. According to a five-year (2011 to 2015) comparative data study of people […]

Indian students become Donald’s Trump card

Indian students become Donald’s Trump card

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s erratic pronouncements on everything under the sun included a sudden endorsement of the brand of the smart Indian student, whose success is largely premised on guest worker visa program that the renegade Republican frontrunner has pledged to scrub. “I think somebody that goes through years of college in this country we shouldn’t […]

Indian workers face deportation under new UK immigration law

Indian workers face deportation under new UK immigration law

LONDON: Thousands of Indians in the UK may get hit by a new law from next month under which they could be deported if their annual salary is below 35,000 pounds. The changes will affect professionals living and working in Britain on a Tier-2 visa who earn less than 35,000 pounds a year at the end of five years […]

ICE recovers stolen Indian artifacts from major auction house ahead of Asia Week New York

ICE recovers stolen Indian artifacts from major auction house ahead of Asia Week New York

NEW YORK : Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in conjunction with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office seized two stolen Indian statues Friday, believed to be from the 8th and 10th centuries A.D. The artifacts were recovered from Christie’s auction house in New York City and are the result […]

New US visa rules for international students

New US visa rules for international students

NEW YORK: The United States federal government changed rules for non-immigrant student visas on Friday, saying that international students will now be eligible to stay for three years after finishing their degrees for training potentially leading to employment. Only students earning degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields from accredited higher education institutes […]