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Trump asks Congress to enact merit-based immigration, silent on H1-B visas

NEW YORK:  While keeping mum on H1-B visas, US President Donald Trump has asked Congress to introduce a merit-based immigration system that could benefit Indians but would also deny green cards to some relatives of immigrants.

Trump sends immigration enforcement plan to Congress

WASHINGTON:  US President Donald Trump has sent a 70-point enforcement plan to Congress proposing the stiffest reforms ever offered by an administration, including calls for a border wall with Mexico and a merit-based system of granting visas, the media reported.

'India hogs global attention, but security issues cause concern'

RSS chief Mohan R. Bhagwat on Saturday said while India was at the focus of global attention for the first time in 70 years, internal and external security issues of different kinds were still a matter of concern.

Minister slams BJP MP Varun Gandhi for saying don't deport Rohingyas

BJP MP Varun Gandhi -- Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's first cousin -- has batted for asylum to Rohingya Muslims who have fled persecution in Myanmar, sparking ire from a junior minister over national security concerns.

We are refugees and not illegal immigrants, Rohingyas tells SC

NEW DELHI: A Rohingya petitioner on Friday told the Supreme Court that they were not illegal immigrants but refugees who fled Myanmar and came to India for shelter in wake of their persecution on the grounds of their religion and community identity and were entitled to all protection under the international conventions on refugees and treaties.

Dawood in good health, lives in Pakistan, Iqbal Kaskar tells police

THANE(Maharashtra): Under interrogation in police custody, Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar has categorically stated that his brother and fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar is very much in Pakistan and in good health, official sources revealed on Friday.

Rohingyas are illegal immigrants not refugees: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said Rohingyas, who have entered India after fleeing Myanmar, were not refugees but illegal immigrants who need to be sent back.

6 immigrants sue Trump for his decision to end DACA

WASHINGTON: Six young undocumented migrants filed suit in San Francisco federal court against President Donald Trump for committing an "unprecedented violation" of their rights by abruptly ending the so-called DACA immigration program.

Shed parochial mindset and legalize "illegal" Rohingyas refugees : Dal Khalsa

CHANDIGARH:  Dal Khalsa takes a dig at the Union government for describing the Rohingya Muslims “illegal” immigrants and threat to ‘national security” in the Supreme Court.

Some Rohingyas are linked to ISI, Pakistani terrorists: Centre to SC

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court not to interfere in the Rohingya issue as the move to deport them was a policy decision in the country's larger interests and that some of them were linked to Pakistani spy agency ISI and terrorist groups.

Some Rohingyas are linked to Pakistan terror groups: Centre to SC

The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court not to interfere in the Rohingya issue as it was a policy decision to deport them and that some of them were linked to Pakistani terrorist groups.

Rohingya influx started from 2012: Centre to SC

 The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that the influx of the Rohingya refugees started in 2012, as the top court directed the hearing on October 3 of a petition challenging their deportation to Myanmar.

Centre's Rohingya decision in nation's interest: Rijiju

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Monday said the government's stand to deport Rohingya refugees was in the nation's interest.

Wait for affidavit to know government's stand on Rohingyas: Rajnath

 Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the government will inform the Supreme Court of its stand on the Rohingya immigrants on September 18, and refused any further comments on the issue.

Help Rohingyas 'regardless of politics', says UN about India's policy

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants Rohingya refugees helped "regardless of politics," his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Tuesday in reply to a question about India's policy on those fleeing Myanmar.

Dal Khalsa hits out at Indian state for its selective and biased policy on refugees

HOSHIARPUR: Terming India's indifferent approach towards Rohingyas refugees as wrong and cruel, the Dal Khalsa said the silence of New Delhi on the violence unleashed on Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar is criminal. 

Indian origin men plead guilty in US call centre scandal

Four Indian-origin men have pleaded guilty to conspiracy and fraud charges for their roles in a massive telephone impersonation fraud and money laundering scheme in the US perpetrated by a network of India-based call centres, the US Department of Justice said.

Jassi Sidhu honour-killing: Canada to deport accused mother, uncle

The Supreme Court of Canada has paved the way for extradition of Jassi Sidhu's mother and uncle to India in a June 2000 honour-killing case in Punjab.

Thanks to extradition treaty with Portugal, Abu Salem escapes noose

MUMBAI: As expected, notorious mafia gangster Abu Salem A. Ansari, 50, was spared the death penalty and sentenced to life imprisonment by Special TADA court Judge G.A. Sanap on Thursday for his role in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.

Trump ends amnesty for 800,000 immigrants

WASHINGTON:  The Trump administration announced on Tuesday the elimination of the DACA programme that has shielded nearly 800,000 undocumented young people from deporation.