WASHINGTON - Twenty-one Indian-origin persons have been sentenced here to up to 20 years for their role in a massive India-based call centre scam which defrauded thousands of US residents of hundreds of millions of dollars, the Justice Department said. The sentences which range from 4 years to 20 years were announced earlier this week, the department said in a press release on Friday.
ASTORIA, OREGON - Over 50 illegal Indian immigrants, seeking asylum fearing religious and political persecution back home, are being treated like criminals in a federal prison in Oregon where they have been detained for the past several weeks now, volunteers from the legal advocacy groups have alleged. “It’s heartbreaking when you go in there and you see the young kids like the ages are close to starting from 18 onwards,
WASHINGTON,D.C- An Indian woman, who is seeking asylum in the US after she illegally crossed into America from Mexico, has been separated from her five-year-old differently-abled son, a media report said on Jun 30. The Trump administration’s controversial “zero tolerance” policy of separating immigrant parents and their children on the US border has resulted in the separation of nearly 2,000 children from their parents and guardians,
WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee (DNC), the decision-making body of the Democratic Party in the US, has tapped Indian American Seema Nanda to serve as its new CEO and handle day-to-day operations, making her the first from the community to be named an operational head of a key American political party. Nanda is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at The Leadership Conference...
WASHINGTON - Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal was arrested along with 575 other women during a protest staged here against US President Donald Trump's border and immigration policy. Jayapal said she was asked to speak at the demonstration called by women at the Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday, reports The Seattle Times. The civil disobedience was a reaction to the Trump administration's crackdown...
WASHiNGTON - Known for dispatching the best software talent across the world for years, India has now embarked upon a Cloud-driven journey to prepare the Next-Gen of skilled workers -- data scientists, Artificial Intelligence (AI) mavericks and mobile developers. The task is humongous and online retail giant Amazon's Cloud business arm Amazon Web Services (AWS) has now fast-tracked skilling the young --
NEW YORK - India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will hold the first strategic 2+2 Dialogue with their US counterparts on July 6 in Washington, the State Department announced on Thursday. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will host the Indian ministers at the meeting that "will focus on strengthening strategic, security,
NEW DELHI - A US association of immigration advocates recently filed a lawsuit against the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), seeking to procure documents, which would explain increased scrutiny and denials of H-1B petitions by the government unit. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), which filed this suit, is a voluntary body of 15,000 plus immigration attorneys and...
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LOS ANGELES, CA - The primary elections in California on June 5 were marked by a number of surprising victories. A slew of Indian-American candidates were also in the running for a number of races, many were novices who did not make the cut. The fear among Democrats was that a glut of blue candidates would split...
By KALYANI VASAN
CERRITOS, CA - Philanthropist Navin Doshi, well known for his support of educational institutions donated $500,000 to IIT Gandhinagar in Gujarat, India to establish the Kanchan Harilal Doshi Chair. At an event held here that turned into a celebration of Doshi’s life, many A-listers in the field of education, prominent community leaders,