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Keeping immigrant families together is critical: Michelle


July 17th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS/EFE) US first lady Michelle Obama has argued on television that a second term for President Barack Obama is vital for moving forward with comprehensive immigration ... Read more...

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South Asians fear racial profiling over US court ruling


June 26th, 2012 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) South Asian and other immigrant groups have joined the White House in warning that a US Supreme Court decision upholding a controversial provision of Arizona's ... Read more...

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US changing visa rules to attract the highly-skilled


February 4th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) To make America more attractive to highly-skilled foreign students and workers, the United States has announced a series of reforms, including changes in the F-1 ... Read more...

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Latinos still back Obama over Republicans


December 29th, 2011 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) US Latinos continue to support President Barack Obama though they are unhappy with the administration's harsh deportation policy, a survey says.Fifty-nine percent of Latinos disapprove ... Read more...

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Obama seals visa fee hike law despite Indian concerns (Lead)


August 13th, 2010 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) President Barack Obama signed into law a legislation to secure the US-Mexico border with $600 million raised by massively hiking work visa fees, ignoring concerns ... Read more...

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Ignoring Indian concerns, Obama set to sign visa fee hike bill


August 13th, 2010 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Unmindful of India and corporate America's concerns, President Barack Obama is all set to sign into law a legislation to secure the US-Mexico border with ... Read more...

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Obama wants to begin immigration reform this year


May 6th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 6 (IANS) President Barack Obama has repeated his call for "common sense comprehensive immigration reform" to begin this year with the support of his own Democratic and ... Read more...

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Thousands assemble for May Day rally in Los Angeles


May 2nd, 2010 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS) Thousands of people were assembling in downtown Los Angeles early Sunday for a May Day rally intended to press for the liberalisation of immigration laws. Spurred by the ... Read more...

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Texas Governor Perry says Arizona’s immigration law is not appropriate for Texas


April 30th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by BNO News
AUSTIN, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) – Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday said that Arizona's immigration law would not be appropriatre for his state, saying the focus must remain on border security.Texas has ... Read more...

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New York City Council and other advocates denounce new Arizona Immigration Law


April 30th, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – The New York City Council, including city-wide leaders and other advocates, denounced the new Arizona Immigration Law on Thursday.City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said she is ... Read more...

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Obama relaunches immigration debate in US


June 26th, 2009 - 4:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (DPA) US President Barack Obama invited key lawmakers to the White House Thursday to kick-start a debate on immigration that has long stalled in the US Congress. Reforming US ... Read more...

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Obama pledges comprehensive immigration reform


June 20th, 2009 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (DPA) US President Barack Obama promised Friday to push for a comprehensive reform of US immigration laws, reviving another divisive issue that has confounded past administrations. Speaking at a ... Read more...

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H-1B bill seeks to ’staple’ green cards to PhDs


April 8th, 2009 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) A new bill has been introduced in the US Congress to exempt foreign graduates of US PhD programmes from counting towards a cap on H-1B visas and give ... Read more...

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Democratic Party to bring immigration reforms, if voted to power


November 2nd, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinSan Francisco, Nov.2 (ANI): While recognizing the concerns of non-immigrants residing in the United States of America, the Democratic Party''s Vice Chairman Mike Honda has said that there ... Read more...

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India will be ‘top priority’ in my presidency: Barack Obama (Exclusive Interview)


October 23rd, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Oct 23 (IANS) A stronger relationship with India and a close strategic partnership will be a "top priority" of a Barack Obama administration, says the Democratic presidential candidate."The US should be ... Read more...

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South Asian forums in US forge coalition, common agenda


June 26th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 26 (IANS) Nearly 30 South Asian community organisations in the US have for the first time forged a coalition to work on a common agenda, including on immigration, gender ... Read more...

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