Taslima Nasreen, a citizen of Sweden, has been getting residence permit on a continuous basis since 2004.
In a related development, Kerala-born Dr P A Ibrahim Haji, co-chairman of jewellery company Malabar Group and chairman of PACE Group, also received his golden card on Monday.
M P Madhusoothanan, 63, said his wife Rohini Perera, 58, was under treatment for mental illness, after the illegal status of the family, who live in Sharjah, was reported in a section of the media during the visa amnesty.
The State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names and five years' worth of email addresses and phone numbers.
H-4 visa holders had obtained work permits under a special order issued by the previous Obama administration. Indian-Americans were a major beneficiary of this provision.
The others arrested for the crime, include ten Nigerians, an Iraqi, and a Thai national staying in different parts of the Lankan capital.
Karadia (53) had approached the HC through his counsels Ashish Mehta and Sujay Kantawala after his LTV expired and a deportation notice was issued against him.
The US has reduced visa validity for Pakistani citizens from five years to 1 year, whereas journalists and media persons will not be allowed to stay in the country for over three months without renewing the travel permit.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that for the first time in Pakistan, they have 70 countries from where people can come and get visas at the airport.
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 that require theoretical or technical expertise.
About 600 foreign students, 90 per cent of them Indians, had enrolled themselves with a fake University of Farmington floated by the US authorities under a sting operation. More than 80 per cent of these students were from the two Telugu states.
Overseas Friends of BJP USA, in a statement, said that it was shocked to learn that 129 students of Indian-origin were arrested by the ICE, with about 600 students' fate in jeopardy.
As many as 130 foreign students, including 129 Indians, have been arrested by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for enrolling at a fake university allegedly to remain in America.
A 24/7 hotline has been set up by the Indian embassy in the US to assist 129 Indian students arrested by the American authorities in the 'pay-and-stay' university visa scam.
India also highlighted that a distinction should be made between those involved in recruiting or enrolling students and students who have been duped or defrauded in the process.
The eight defendants were charged criminally for conspiracy to commit visa fraud and harbouring aliens for profit. But the 130 students were arrested on only civil immigration charges, Detroit Free Press reported.
The Indian Embassy and its consulates are in touch with student organisations and offered help.
The think-tank suggested three key reforms and said these should apply to all employers and not simply a subset of them.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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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