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  • US working with India to streamline education visa process

    The United States is working with the Indian Government to stream line the latter’s education visa, which is being considered as a major hindrance for American students wanting to go to the country for education, a top Obama Administration official has said. Currently, while more than 100,000 Indian students come to the US for study every… Read More »

    May 14, 2013
  • Study in the US: Stricter student visa procedures

    The US department of Homeland and Security has announced stricter student visa checks for international students, including those from India. The change comes after the Boston Bombings on April 15 this year. One of the students associated in the bombings entered the US on a student visa after he ceased to be a student. The… Read More »

    May 14, 2013
  • Green card lottery, a ticket to hope for many, could be eliminated

    In the contentious debate over immigration policy, three groups have dominated public and political attention: the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants seeking to become legal, the skilled foreign workers bound for high-tech jobs and relatives waiting to be reunited with their families. Then there are those who won the green card lottery. This tiny visa… Read More »

    May 14, 2013
  • ‘Proposed H-1B visa cap to hurt economic growth of US, India’

    From corporate America to Indian techies to Indian-Americans with family ties to their native land – all are lobbying hard to influence changes in the proposed immigration law that has started moving through the US legislative labyrinthine. Concerned that some “aggressively protectionist” provisions in the bipartisan legislation proposed by the so-called Senate Gang of Eight… Read More »

    May 14, 2013
  • US orders new visa checks for international students

    The new procedure is the government’s first security change directly related to the Boston Marathon bombings last month. The order, effective immediately, was issued by a senior official at US Customs and Border Protection, David J. Murphy. It was circulated on Thursday, a day after the Obama administration acknowledged that a student from Kazakhstan accused… Read More »

    May 11, 2013
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