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Trump administration may target immigrants who use food aid, other benefits
Source: Reuters

Trump administration may target immigrants who use food aid, other benefits

The Trump administration is considering making it harder for foreigners living in the United States to get permanent residency if they or their American-born children use public benefits such as food assistance, in a move that could sharply restrict legal immigration. The Department of Homeland Security has drafted rules seen by Reuters that would allow immigration officers to scrutinize a pote...


Bruno Mars triumphs at Grammys; Jay-Z is biggest loser
Source: Reuters

Bruno Mars triumphs at Grammys; Jay-Z is biggest loser

RB artist Bruno Mars won the top prize at the Grammy Awards on Sunday in another victory for pop-driven music over rap, now the most popular genre in the United States. Mars won six Grammys including song of the year for his hit single Thats What I Like, and both record and album of the year for 24K Magic. His win denied rappers Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z the honor of becoming the first hip-ho...


Can Trump be seen going soft with the new proposal?
Source: Image: Border prototype (Reuters), News: Pankaj Thapa,

Can Trump be seen going soft with the new proposal?

Well most of us know how Trump can be? He tweets pretty much everything - then why hasnt he tweeted this counter offer propsed to the U.S. Congress by the White House? He possibly could be too busy with the productive meetings he has had with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Or is he possibly softeni...


Trump offers 'Dreamers' a path to citizenship, wants other immigration curbs

U.S. President Donald Trump is offering a path to citizenship for up to 1.8 million young illegal immigrants but insists on measures that would curb some legal immigration programs and provide a border wall with Mexico, senior White House officials said on Thursday. The White House offered to more than double the number of Dreamers - people brought to the country illegally as children - who wou...


Democrats withdraw offer to fund Trump's border wall

Democrats said on Tuesday they had withdrawn an offer to fund U.S. President Donald Trumps border wall, as tough negotiations over the future of young illegal immigrants known as Dreamers resumed in the Senate. A day after the end of a government shutdown linked to wrangling over immigration, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said he pulled the offer because of what he said was Trumps fail...


U.S. Government shutdown ends, some effects of the shutdown felt in Nepal too

The U.S. Government shutdown has been lifted after Congress passed the bill regarding temporary funding. The Democrats agreed to pass the fund after Republicans promised to debate on the future of the young illegal immigrants at a later date. For now, the U.S. shutdown has officially ended. The U.S. Government was shutdown for 3 days - Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. US Embassy in Nepal announces...


Why has the U.S. Government shut down? What is shut, and what is not?
Source: Pankaj Thapa (With inputs from Reuters Report)

Why has the U.S. Government shut down? What is shut, and what is not?

President Trump and the U.S Congress failed to meet a Friday midnight deadline to pass a short term funding bill to extend federal funding, which has caused the U.S. Government to shut down. The government had been operating on temporary funding measures since the end of the fiscal year in September. Short term funding measures were being adopted as Republicans and Democrats were not being able t...


First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not negotiate on immigration until the government is reopened. Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight with no agreement in Congress, meaning the second year of Trumps presidency began without a fully functioning gove...


Nepali Embassy in Malaysia urges illegal migrants to return or find employment to change illegal status
Source: Image: Foreign workers awaiting their documents to be checked by authorities (AP).

Nepali Embassy in Malaysia urges illegal migrants to return or find employment to change illegal status

The Malaysian Government has extended the deadline for illegal immigrants to either leave the country without any legal technicalities or be re-employed by a Malaysian company to June 30, 2018. The Three plus One program is a Malaysian initiative by the government to curb the illegal migrant crisis the nation is facing. The earlier deadline was the end of 2017 which has now been extended to mid 20...


Trump blames Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday blamed Senator Dick Durbin for blowing up talks on a deal to help immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and said the Democratic lawmaker misrepresented his comments about Haiti and African countries. Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting, Trump said in a post on Twitter, referring to the Deferred Act...


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