Saudi to Free 850 Indian Prisoners From Its Jails: India Government

NEW DELHI Feb 21: Saudi Arabia will release 850 Indians from its prisons after a request from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to New Delhi, India’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. Continue reading “Saudi to Free 850 Indian Prisoners From Its Jails: India Government”

Brexit may cause migration to rise by 100,000

LONDON Feb 14: Brexit ‘could cause migration to rise by 100,000,’ report by Migration Watch UK claims

The Government’s plans for the period after Brexit could actually cause net migration to the UK to rise by more than 100,000, a report claims. Continue reading “Brexit may cause migration to rise by 100,000”

UK citizenship tests vulnerable to cheating: Report

LONDON FEB 13: Britain’s compulsory tests required to be cleared by foreigners applying for British citizenship may have been compromised by illegal organisation offering the chance to cheat on them, a media report claimed Monday. Continue reading “UK citizenship tests vulnerable to cheating: Report”

Home Office now doubles health surcharges for migrants to raise funds for NHS

LONDON Feb 11: UK-based Indian doctors and healthcare professionals are campaigning against what they describe as an “unfair” doubling of a health surcharge imposed on professionals from outside European Union (EU) living and working in Britain. Continue reading “Home Office now doubles health surcharges for migrants to raise funds for NHS”

Trump now says he wants more legal immigration

WASHINGTON Feb 8: Trump raised eyebrows in his State of the Union speech Tuesday when he said he wanted people “to come into our country in the largest numbers ever, but they have to come in legally.” His policy positions to date do not reflect that wish. Continue reading “Trump now says he wants more legal immigration”

US says Indian students arrested in Visa scam were “aware of their crime”

WASHINGTON Feb 6: All 130 foreign students, including 129 Indians who were detained for enrolling in a fake university, were aware that they were committing a crime to fraudulently remain in the US, the State Department has said, days after India issued a demarche to the American Embassy in New Delhi. Continue reading “US says Indian students arrested in Visa scam were “aware of their crime””

“All Choreographed”: 8 Indians arrested in US Visa case plead not guilty

WASHINGTON Feb 6: The eight Indians, who were recently arrested for recruiting several hundred students mostly from India to stay illegally in the US by enrolling in a fake university, have pleaded “not guilty” before a federal court in Michigan. Continue reading ““All Choreographed”: 8 Indians arrested in US Visa case plead not guilty”

India urges U.S. to release students detained in fake Michigan university sting

WASHINGTON Feb 5: India’s government is urging the U.S. to release 129 Indian foreign students who were detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for enrolling in a fake university in metro Detroit that had been created by ICE to lure people trying to remain here on student visas. Continue reading “India urges U.S. to release students detained in fake Michigan university sting”

Will have access to all detained students in US by Monday: Indian Envoy

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON Feb 4: Indian Ambassador to the US, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, on Sunday confirmed that the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) will have access to all the students who were detained in the United States for enrolling themselves in a fake university, by Monday. Continue reading “Will have access to all detained students in US by Monday: Indian Envoy”

US creates fake university, lures Indian students to expose immigration fraud

WASHINGTON Feb 4: The United States Federal agents created a fake university in Farmington Hills, Michigan as part of a sting operation to expose immigration fraud by international students. Continue reading “US creates fake university, lures Indian students to expose immigration fraud”