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Trump Leaves Mark On Immigration Policy, Some Of It Lasting

Dec 30, 2020 Associated Press (AP)

Many of the administration's immigration actions can be quickly undone by Joe Biden when he becomes president on Jan. 20. Yet Trump's legacy on immigration won't be easily erased.

Biden Administration Likely To Provide US Citizenship To Over 500,000 Indians

Nov 08, 2020 PTI

A policy document says Joe Biden's presidency will reinstate DACA, remove the 'Muslim ban', increase global refugee admissions under immigration reform.


Donald Trump's Immigration Rule Takes Effect Again During Appeal

Officials can deny immigrants green cards on the basis of public benefits used, under the rule.

Proposal To Scrap Lottery System For H-1B Visas By Trump Admin

Oct 29, 2020 PTI

The H-1B visa, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations.


11 Indian Students Arrested For Trying To Illegally Stay In US

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said these students claimed to be employed by companies that do not exist.

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23 October, 2020

Donald Trump's Order On H1-B And L-1 Visas Cost USD 100B, Claims Think Tank

PTI

The executive order signed by Donald Trump on June 22 temporarily bans issuing of fresh H1-B and L-1 visas.


22 October, 2020

US Proposes Not To Issue Business Visa For H1-B Speciality Occupations

PTI

The move is likely to impact several Indian companies which send their technology professionals on B-1 visas for a short stay to complete jobs on-site in the US.


20 October, 2020

'Harmful And Haphazard', Lawsuit Filed Against H1-B Regulations

PTI

The H1-B is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.


07 October, 2020

Trump Administration's New Curbs On H1-B Visas To Narrow Definition Of 'Specialty Occupation'

PTI

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.


07 October, 2020

H-1B Visas Should Be Reserved Only For 'Specialised Talent': White House

PTI

The statement came hours after the Donald Trump administration announced new restrictions on H-1B nonimmigrant visa programme which it said is aimed at protecting American workers.


17 July, 2020

Revocation Of Immigration Rules May Not End Victimisation Of Foreign Students In US

Saikat Majumdar

Notwithstanding the withdrawal of the most recent immigration restriction on foreign students, there is widespread fear that this student body will continue to be victimised in the long run – unless the Presidential election in November brings about real change.


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15 July, 2020

Donald Trump Says He Will Soon Sign New 'Very Strong' Merit-based Immigration Act

PTI

Trump, who is seeking re-election in November, has long sought to overhaul the US immigration system to be based on merit rather than family ties.


11 July, 2020

Working On ‘Very Big, Merit-based’ Immigration System: Donald Trump

PTI

'It's going to be a very big bill, a very good bill, and a merit-based bill and it will include DACA, and I think people are going to be very happy,' US President Donald Trump said.


08 July, 2020

Harvard, MIT Sue US Authorities Over New Immigration Rule For Foreign Students: Report

PTI

The lawsuit seeks a temporary restraining order and preliminary and permanent injunctive relief to bar the US Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement from forcing international students to leave the US.


22 April, 2020

Prez Donald Trump Suspends Issuing New Green Cards For 60 Days

PTI

The move will not have any impact on those entering the country on a temporary basis, Trump said on Tuesday.


28 November, 2019

Over 2 Lakh Indians On Waitlist For Green Card And Permanent Residency In US

PTI

A majority of Indians waiting in line for family-based Green Cards are siblings of US citizens.


21 November, 2019

Over 23% Of H1-B Visa Petitions Denied In FY2019: External Affairs Ministry

Outlook Web Bureau

Indian nationals account for nearly 70 per cent of all H-1B visa issued.


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20 November, 2019

Migrants Found Alive In Refrigerated Truck On Dutch-UK Ferry

AFP

The people found in a refrigerated container on a boat received medical attention at a port and two were taken to hospital for further treatment for possible hypothermia


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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