immigration policy

Indians among illegal immigrants seek relief from deportation


August 16th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Thousands of young, undocumented immigrants including Indians have began applying for relief under President Barack Obama's mini DREAM Act that allows them to work without ... Read more...

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Talent young illegal immigrants can stay in US: Obama


June 16th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) In an election-year move hailed by South Asian, Latino and other immigrant organisations, President Barack Obama announced that his administration will stop deporting talented young ... Read more...

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Putin opposes visas for former Soviet states


February 7th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Tuesday defended the country's immigration policy, saying the introduction of visas for the former Soviet republics would finally push them away ... Read more...

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Brazil may change immigration policy


January 14th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 14 (IANS) Brazil may have to change its immigration policy to deal with the country's influx of immigrants, Brazil's Defense Minister Celso Amorim said Friday.Brazil's growing ... Read more...

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US to let illegal students stay and work


August 19th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) In a move to reform the US immigration system, Washington will stop deporting many students and other illegal immigrants who are not a public safety threat ... Read more...

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Raul Castro hints at easing of Cuba’s migration policy


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) President Raul Castro announced Monday that his government is working on making Cuba's immigration policy "more flexible".Gen. Castro commented on the matter at the close of ... Read more...

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Hollywood actresses meet Obama at White House


April 29th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Latino actresses Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson and America Ferrera have met US President Barack Obama to discuss immigration reform.Musician Emilio Estefan and his TV star ... Read more...

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One in eight people in UK foreign born


April 15th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15 (ANI): The Office for National Statistics in its latest report has said that almost one in eight people living in the UK is foreign born.The proportion of the ... Read more...

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Mussolini’s granddaughter lashes out at Carla Bruni over immigrants


April 8th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 8 (ANI): Benito Mussolini's granddaughter has lashed out at France's First Lady Carla Bruni saying that she should welcome illegal immigrants into her numerous "chateaux".Alessandra Mussolini, 48, an Italian MP ... Read more...

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Hindus laud Norwegian churches for supporting rights of immigrants


December 12th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 12 (ANI): Hindus have applauded Norwegian churches for coming out with a "vision" document, strongly backing the rights and integration of immigrants.Well known Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a ... Read more...

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English is a foreign language for 80pct of Brit school kids


November 29th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): A survey has found that nearly 80 percent of primary pupils in schools across Britain have a different mother tongue, with English being a foreign language.The survey also ... Read more...

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Two in three 2008 Obama backers unlikely to vote this year: Poll


October 20th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct. 20 (ANI): A new CBS News/Knowledge Networks survey has found that two in three likely voters who say they voted for President Obama in 2008 are less enthusiastic ... Read more...

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Stringent visa rules, fear of attack on ethnic students affecting Oz varsity export earnings


September 15th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept.15 (ANI): Universities in Australia rely heavily on foreign student fees to keep themselves financially afloat, but over the past 18 months, a number of factors have led to a fall ... Read more...

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Immigration policy not to put barriers: Britain


August 25th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) British Immigration Minister Damian Green said Wednesday that his country has no plans to erect barriers and close doors on Indians in its efforts to ... Read more...

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UK Immigration Minister meets Ravi to discuss immigration policy


August 25th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): British Immigration Minister Damian Green, who is on a three-day visit to India, met Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi here on Wednesday to discuss to ... Read more...

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British immigration minister to visit India


August 22nd, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) British Immigration Minister Damian Green will begin his first visit to India Monday. The three-day visit will focus on what Britain's immigration policy means for Indian ... Read more...

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India to be asked for views on immigration cap


July 28th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 28 (IANS) Amid reports here that Britain may consult India on the proposed permanent immigration cap on non-EU workers, Indian-origin Labour MP Keith Vaz says he will be ... Read more...

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Cameron to offer India direct say in drawing up Britain’s new immigration policy


July 28th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Jul 28 (ANI): Prime Minister David Cameron, who is on a two-day visit to India leading the largest official delegation to the subcontinent since the end of the British Raj, ... Read more...

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Britain allays India’s AfPak concerns, confident of special ties (Lead)


July 28th, 2010 - 2:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 28 (IANS) Britain is hopeful that the visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron, who arrived in Bangalore early Wednesday, will infuse "a new lease of life" into ... Read more...

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UK allays India’s AfPak concerns, confident of special ties


July 27th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 27 (IANS) Britain is hopeful that the two-day visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron beginning Tuesday night will infuse "a new lease of life" into bilateral ties ... Read more...

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Britain needs India more, says British media


July 26th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Ahead of the British prime minister's India visit, the mainstream British media described it as a test of David Cameron's pragmatism and observed that Britain needs India ... Read more...

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Oz Govt. to crack down on foreign students’ intake


July 25th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott's announcement that the coalition government would keep 'skilled migration' numbers up, but would crack down on 'dubious educational and family-reunion applicants', is likely ... Read more...

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Britain rules out possibilities of imposing ‘burka’ ban


July 18th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): Britain ruled out the possibilities that it will not follow France by introducing a law banning women from wearing the facial veil or 'burka'.According to the BBC, the ... Read more...

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US sues Arizona over controversial immigration law


July 7th, 2010 - 2:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (DPA) The Obama administration filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state of Arizona over a controversial immigration law that has sparked widespread protests across the country. The US Justice ... Read more...

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Canada to launch immigration policy review after Indian Government protest


May 29th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Patiala/Ottawa, May 29 (ANI): The Indian Government's outrage over Canada denying visas to some of its senior armed forces and paramilitary officers on grounds that they were complicit in human rights violations ... Read more...

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Over one million school students in England speak English as a second-language


May 14th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 14 (ANI): According to official figures, almost one million students in Britain speak English as a second language, while in some parts of London, their number is over 75 percent ... 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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Migrants to Japan suffer racism and exploitation: UN expert


April 1st, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 1 (DPA) Japan lacks a comprehensive immigration policy that would offer protection to migrants, a United Nations expert charged Thursday. Migrants to the Asian economic powerhouse, who have been arriving as ... Read more...

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Tharoor clarifies “interlocutor” comment about India-Pakistan and S. Arab


February 28th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh, Feb 28 (ANI): Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor on Sunday clarified that he did not mean that Saudi Arabia should be a mediator between India and ... Read more...

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US confirms immigration talks with Cuba


February 18th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) The US government has confirmed that one of its top diplomats for Latin America will participate in a new round of talks on immigration issues with Cuba ... Read more...

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Australia to cancel 20,000 visa applications


February 8th, 2010 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 8 (IANS) In an overhaul of the immigration policy, Australia will cancel 20,000 visa applications from foreign nationals, including Indians, who have been staying in the country under the existing ... Read more...

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Immigration: Another Obama challenge in 2010


January 16th, 2010 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
By Silvia Ayuso Washington, Jan 16 (DPA) With health care reform practically under his belt, another crucial reform, immigration, is emerging as a major challenge for US President Barack Obama in 2010. ... Read more...

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Indian talent helps Silicon Valley: US think tank


December 3rd, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Santa Clara (California), Dec 3 (IANS) Global technology and innovation hub Silicon Valley needs "Indian talent and entrepreneurial energy" to build powerful businesses, according to a economic and policy think tank in ... Read more...

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Labour’s open door migrant policy may have allowed Taliban to slip into UK


November 9th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.9 (ANI): Taliban terrorists may have been allowed to slip into Britain unhindered because of the ruling Labour party's open-door immigration policy, a British Home Office report has revealed.According to ... Read more...

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From a trickle to a flood, 2.5 million Indians make US their home


October 16th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) Stating with no more than 700 persons moving from India to the US between 1820 and 1900, the ethnic Indian community in America has grown to ... Read more...

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