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Explained: What the US allowing automatic job authorisation for spouses of H-1B visa holders means for Indians abroad

November 16, 2021 1:28 pm

The US government’s latest immigrant-friendly policy amendment is likely to be particularly beneficial for Indian women whose spouses hold H-1B or L-1 visas, as they will now be allowed up to 180 days auto extension on work authorisation.

US stops jailing pregnant migrants, reversing Trump policy

July 10, 2021 12:47 pm

The practice of detaining pregnant migrants has been condemned as a threat to maternal and fetal health by immigrant and women's advocacy groups critical of medical care at detention centers.

Legislation reintroduced to attract foreign doctors to US

June 08, 2021 12:06 pm

The move is likely to benefit thousands of Indian doctors who are already in the US, and those aspiring to come to the country.

Harris takes on graft in Guatemala and tells migrants 'do not come'

June 08, 2021 9:55 am

If you come to our border, you will be turned back", said US Vice President Kamala Harris. Her statement drew flak from U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who said on Twitter she was disappointed by Harris's message to migrants.

US to unveil human trafficking steps; Harris visits Guatemala

June 07, 2021 2:32 pm

US Vice-President Kamala Harris takes a visit to Guatemala and Mexico this week is likely to emphasize cooperation with non-government organisations to address human trafficking and migration amidst other concerns.

Donald Trump 'gutted' immigration system, says Homeland Security Secretary

March 02, 2021 8:51 am

The previous Trump government hardened the immigration rules on those allowed to seek asylum in the US and advocated a merit-based immigration system to protect US workers.

Comprehensive immigration reform needed to retain talent in US: American tech industry to lawmakers

February 25, 2021 10:33 am

A legislation supported by the Biden administration seeks to remove the country cap on employment-based Green Card, a move that has been welcomed by the US tech industry.

Google backs Biden immigration efforts, covers fees in threatened 'Dreamer' program

January 14, 2021 10:43 am

Google said on Wednesday its philanthropic arm would pay for the application fees of about 500 young immigrants seeking employment under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

With election looming, Trump hardens stance against 'Dreamer' immigrant program

July 29, 2020 7:36 am

A senior administration official said there would be a lengthy review of a Supreme Court ruling last month that found the administration had erred in the way that it had decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in which some 644,000 immigrants are enrolled.

Trump's temporary Green Card ban aims to 'turn off the faucet' of new immigrant labour: Report

April 25, 2020 3:39 pm

President Trump signed the executive order on Wednesday to suspend certain types of immigration into the US for 60 days to protect the jobs of Americans laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the country's economy.