A leading South Asian American civil rights group has declared the administration’s end to protected status for more than 9,000 Nepali immigrants “further proof of the Trump administration’s racist, anti-immigrant, deportation agenda.” South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) has denounced the action announced on April 26 by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen.
Charges that a Sikh Canadian was racially profiled at the airport during a visit to Michigan has stirred a New York lawmaker to demand answers about screening protocols from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.
American mainstream media continue to present an inaccurate portrait of India, overplaying stories about caste and dowry issues and overlooking the bigger picture, according to India’s Ambassador to the U.S. Navtej Sarna.
The Indian-American community is not just indispensable to stable ties between Washington and New Delhi but the “ballast” that anchors the partnership in “rough waters,” according to Frank Wisner, former U.S. ambassador to India.
President Donald Trump nominated Diane Gujarati, a prosecutor of Indian descent, to a federal judgeship on Thursday in an unusual move as she had been former President Barack Obama's choice for the position.
Pakistan is considering imposing reciprocal restrictions on U.S. diplomats after Washington announced that it would impose travel restrictions on Pakistani diplomats starting from Friday, the media reported. The authorities are planning to enforce restrictions on American diplomats posted in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi, Dawn News reported.
Two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda, a noted political activist, has taken on a new starring role for fellow progressive Pramila Jayapal: fundraiser for the Washington state Democrat, who is seeking re-election to the House of Representatives.
“More H-1B visas are going to U.S. technology companies, reflecting the strong demand for high-skilled talent in the U.S. economy, and fewer visas are being used by Indian-based companies, which continues a recent trend,” said the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), an Arlington, Virginia-based policy research group that follows trade and immigrant work visa issues.
Sarvani Kunapareddy came to the U.S. when she was 2. Growing up in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, she became involved in school, friends, basketball, track and field and other activities. But the high school freshman now realizes that her dreams could be short-lived, thanks to her immigration status.
A lawsuit has been filed against the United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) in the U.S. District Court in Newark, New Jersey, challenging the agency’s recent changes in policies and regulations that the plaintiffs say have made it almost impossible for U.S. companies to sponsor H-1B workers.
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), along with pro-immigration advocacy organizations, and several Democratic U.S. lawmakers, are denouncing the action announced on April 26 by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen.
Nine out of every 10 people on the planet breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants and kills seven million people each year, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) study released on Wednesday.
"Chawla's courage and passion continue to serve as an inspiration for millions of American girls who dream of one day becoming astronauts," President Trump said on Monday in a proclamation honoring Americans of Asian and Pacific Islands descent.
Republican congressional candidate Debbie Lesko, a former state senator, prevailed over Democrat Dr. Hiral Tipirneni on April 24th in the nationally monitored special election in Arizona’s 8th District, but not before the Indian-American political neophyte had the GOP in a panic on the eve of the ballot in the state’s reddest outpost comprising mostly white long-time conservatives.
The U.S. can’t afford to “muddle through” the relationship between New Delhi and Washington, D.C., according to Nirupama Rao, co-chair of the Center for American Progress Task Force on U.S. India Relations.
As a task force of the Center for American Progress rolled out its report on U.S.-India relations – the progressive think-tank’s first U.S.-India relationship study -- India’s ambassador to the U.S., Navtej Sarna called the Indian-American diaspora a key driver of the connection between the two nations.
Republican Congressional candidate Debbie Lesko, a former state Senator, prevailed over Democrat Dr. Hiral Tipirneni on April 24th in the nationally monitored special election in Arizona’s 8th District, but not before the Indian American had the GOP in a panic in this reddest outpost in the state.
Indians and other physicians from overseas who are providing critical patient care in underserved areas of the U.S. are getting second-class treatment over their immigration status, according to the head of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI).
The American Immigration Council has made a strong pitch for the Trump administration to reconsider its proposal to withdraw H-4 work permits — provided to spouses of H-1B visa holders —saying its implementation would make America less attractive to foreign talent. On Feb. 28, in a temporary reprieve for these spouses, the administration delayed a decision on terminating their work authorization till June.
Though much attention focuses on the 85,000 visas for temporary high-skilled workers issued each April through a computer-generated lottery, in reality far more H-1B visas are awarded outside the cap: an average 212,000 such petitions were approved in each of the last five years, according to the Migration Policy Institute.
Maryland state legislator Aruna Miller, who has emerged as the front-runner in the race for the state’s 6th Congressional District, has denounced the Maryland Republican Party for what she said was a “tasteless” and “bigoted” attack on her stance on immigration, calling the GOP message “dog-whistle rhetoric.”
A tweet by Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo linking to a blog that made racist taunts against his Indian-American opponent in a 2010 Congressional election has come back to haunt him in his Senate confirmation hearings.
U.S. giant Boeing will partner with India's state-run Hindustan Aeronautics and Mahindra Defence Systems to build F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets in India, the companies said Friday.
With the special election in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District down to the wire, the GOP has begun pouring in hundreds of thousands of dollars into the race between Democrat Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, 50, an emergency room physician, and Republican Debbie Lesko, 59, a former state Senator.
For the sixth consecutive year, the annual H-1B visa cap has been reached in its first week, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The American Immigration Council argued that this clearly demonstrates the critical demand for foreign high tech workers in the U.S.