Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: immigrants

Singapore defends employing workers from India & other countries as opposition seeks limits

Free trade agreements are a keystone for the economy and responsible for creating hundreds of thousands of jobs, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said in an address in parliament Tuesday.

US lawmakers urge Biden administration to prevent deportation of ‘documented dreamers’

Congresswoman Deborah Ross and Indian American Congressman Dr Ami Bera led the group of 36 lawmakers in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security to protect 'documented dreamers', many of whom are Indians.

What is DACA? Obama policy for illegal immigrants helped Indians, now Kamala Harris pushes it

VP Kamala Harris has called upon Congress to create a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program that was introduced 9 yrs ago.

Kamala Harris has first major task laid out for her: solving migrant influx on border

Harris will have two goals in her new role — develop strategies to stop flow of migrants and establish better relationships with Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Women are taking lead in vaccine development. Therein lies a lesson

The unprecedented impact of women in the field of vaccine development means that there are other endeavours that would greatly benefit from more involvement by women.

Biden administration likely to provide US citizenship to over 5 lakh Indians

A policy document issued by the Biden campaign says his administration will support family-based immigration and preserve family unification as a core principle, which includes reducing the family visa backlog.

48% of foreign students in US in 2019 were Indian & Chinese, says report

According to a report by the Student and Exchange Visitor Programme, 75 per cent of all nonimmigrant students in the US are from Asia.

Taiwan lures bankers, skilled workers looking to escape a tense Hong Kong

Hours after the Hong Kong's new security law came into effect Tuesday, Taiwan opened an office dedicated to making migration easier for residents and companies.

‘La Bestia’ — the train of violence and assault that takes migrants to US-Mexico border

La Bestia is the freight train migrants use to get from southern Mexico to the US border when they can’t afford a bus ticket or a smuggler.

Make more babies or embrace foreign workers – the Covid-19 message to rich Asian nations

Pulling up the drawbridge to halt spread of the disease and protect domestic businesses would be perilous as foreign workers are critical.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.