The total foreign-born population in the US, legal and illegal, was 49.5 million in October 2023 — a record 4.5 million increase since President Joe Biden took office in 2021, a study by Washington-based think tank Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) found. At 15 per cent, the immigrant or foreign-born share of the US population is also the highest ever recorded in American history, CIS said, citing an October 2023 survey by the Census Bureau.
By Frank Islam- Over the past few months, the media has been almost as overwhelmed by stories about the migrant crisis as the country has been by the influx of migrants seeking asylum in the United States. This crisis has intensified America’s immigration dilemma. This dilemma is not new. It has existed for decades. The […]
Canadian Immigration Minister Marc Miller said that visa processing in India will be “inevitably impacted” after Ottawa evacuated 41 of its diplomats following a diplomatic spat with New Delhi over the killing of pro-Khalistani hardliner Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Indian American delegates from all over the United States gathered at Capitol Hill for the Capitol Hill Advocacy Day organized by the Foundation of India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS) on April 27. The purpose of this event was to raise awareness about policy matters and engage in discussions with more than 75 House representatives and their staff. The delegates aimed to provide a voice for the 4.5 million Indian Americans who contribute to various fields but lack sufficient influence on policy matters.
In a big win for immigration, earlier this week, the US administration announced a policy manual change under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) to protect certain non-citizen children (called Dreamers, after the Dream Act), including Indians, from losing eligibility to obtain lawful permanent resident status.
Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has been named Ranking Member of the US House Judiciary Committee’s panel on Immigration, making her the first immigrant to serve in a leadership role for the subcommittee.
Amidst growing concerns over illegal immigrants risking all to get into the US and close on the heels of an incident at the US-Mexico border where Brijkumar Yadav from Gujarat fell to his death while trying to scale the “Trump Wall” to enter illegally into America, his wife too was injured in the incident, the US government announced new measures to crack down on illegal immigration.