USCIS defends changes in OPT rules

The agency said it aims to safeguard the immigration system and ensure US workers get the most protection   Ritu Jha   The memo that prohibits work-authorized students to take up jobs for third-party client site was carried out in response the President’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order, according to the US Citizenship and […]

Census citizenship query sparks anger

Court clearance for a hearing on the matter may stoke it further Ritu Jha   Civil rights organizations are happy with a New York federal court ruling permitting a hearing on the contentious idea of the Trump administration to add a question about people’s citizenship to the 2020 census. But many state attorneys general and […]

The “Stable Genius” Revealed

Frank Islam   Donald Trump has recently re-asserted that he is a “stable genius.” When we first heard Trump’s proclamation we thought he meant he was good at working in a building with stalls for horses. Seriously, we recognize that Trump intended to communicate that he was a rock steady person with a very high […]

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 […]