Asylum-seekers hope for release

Attorneys say the Indians fled religious persecution under the BJP and endured harsh conditions once in the US, but could be out of prison as early as next week   Ritu Jha   “Here we have come to save our lives but I think we will die here in jail,” were the words of an […]

‘Frivolous filings’ cited for visa denial plan: USCIS

USCIS officials to get discretionary powers to reject incomplete applications, without requests for information   Ritu Jha   Frivolous filings are why the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has to take a strong decision about the recent policy memorandum (PM) that gives USCIS adjudicators discretionary power to deny an application, petition, or request without […]

Impact Fund endorses Suneel Gupta for Congress

indica Washington Bureau   The influential Impact Fund on Tuesday announced to endorse Indian-origin entrepreneur Suneel Gupta in the Democratic party primary for the 11th Congressional District from Michigan. Gupta, 38, is the younger brother of CNN’s star medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta and son of Damyanti Gupta, who was the first female engineer with a degree […]

More power to the women

Speakers discussed the many hurdles in ensuring equality and called on men to do their bit   Ritu Jha   “Empowerment of Women” was the theme of the third annual 2018 Ideal Village conference recently held at Stanford University. The topics addressed included gender inequality, and the dearth of healthcare, education, safety, a decent livelihood […]

TiE Inflect, an event transformed

With fewer booths, more youth and women rejuvenate 25-year-old event   Ritu Jha   Thousands of Indian techies, young students aspiring to be an entrepreneur attended The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) Inflect 2018, (an annual conference formerly known as TiEcon). This year’s focus of the two days conference on May 4 and 5, was on artificial […]

Controversial ad rails against H1-B visas

Anti-immigrant group’s message in BART system worries Indians, the largest beneficiaries of the program   Ritu Jha   A controversial poster targeting H1-B visa workers have been placed across the Bay Area Rapid Transit train system in California. The 200 signs have been placed at San Francisco’s Civic Center station and Oakland’s 19th Street station, […]