Over half a million undocumented Indian immigrants are the third largest contributor to the US economy with a collective spending power of $15.5 billion, revealed an American think-tank's report. As for the spending power, India ranked second since undocumented Mexicans topped the chart with $82.2 billion. El Salvador ($11.5bn), Guatemala ($9.1bn) and Honduras ($6.4bn) followed India in the chart. The report also stated Indian immigrants… read-more
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A proposal to renew the H-1B visa was put forward in the US' House of Representatives by Republican Congressmen Mo Brooks, Matt Gaetz, and Lance Gooden. Reportedly, the bill states a foreign worker won't be given H-1B visa unless the employer files an application with the Secretary of Labor. Brooks said, “The bill will require employers to pay any H1B workers a minimum amount of USD 110,000".
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The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on December 14 arrested eight people for running a forged document racket in Mumbai. Besides, the arrests included four Bangladeshi natives for supplying fake identities to at least 85 Bangladeshi immigrants. The ATS revealed the racket had involved in providing fake identities including PAN, Ration Cards, Passports, Aadhar Card and school passing certificates. Moreover, all of the accused have been booked under… read-more
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Joe Biden's US Presidential campaign on September 17 stated that his government will have zero-tolerance for terrorism in South-Asia. Replying to a series of questions by Hindu American Political Action Committee, the campaign stressed on prioritising US-India relationship. Biden said his government will work on refugee and religious-minorities' issues in South-Asia. Earlier, the committee had sent a question-series to Democratic and… read-more
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Mexico has asked a report from the US for allegedly abusing immigrants in detention centers. Reportedly, US authorities are blamed for sexual-abuse and unauthorised hysterectomies in Georgia detention centers. Mexican ministry also mentioned a case of sexual-abuse by US 'Immigration and Custom Enforcement(ICE)' agents. The Ministry claimed it has increased the attention over Mexican-detainees, and will also follow through the diplomatic and… read-more
Actor Sonu Sood, on September 12, launched scholarships for the higher education of underprivileged students. The actor believes that the students should not face financial problems while fulfilling their goals. Sood made an official announcement regarding the scholarship on his twitter handle. The students who wish to apply for the scholarship can e-mail at [email protected] within 10 days.
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In Jodhpur district of Rajasthan, 11 Hindu refugees of a family from Pakistan died on August 9 and only one member was found alive, said the police. However, according to the SP (Rural) Rahul Barhat, the sole survivor has no idea about the incident. While indicating of family dispute, Barhat said that there was a smell of some chemical around the hut that suggests a case of mass suicide.
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Former US president, George W Bush, is set to publish a book titled, ‘Out of Many, One’, featuring 43 self-made portraits of immigrants. Besides, the book will feature his essays on individuals to showcase the benefits of immigration. “This book will help focus our collective attention on positive impacts that immigrants are making on our country," Bush said. A portion of the… read-more