Immigration: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Windrush Scandal

The British government recently apologised for the Windrush Scandal of 2018- for the wrongful detention and mistreatment of the Windrush generation. About the Scandal In 2018, a political scandal arose in the UK when the Home Office wrongfully detained and denied the legal rights to a certain category of people. Most of these people were ..

USA’s Denaturalisation Section

US Department of Justice has created a dedicated division to deal with denaturalisation. This is in light of increasing number of denaturalisation cases under Trump’s presidency. 1) What is denaturalisation? Denaturalisation is the process of revoking the citizenship of a person who was not born in the country. The US department of justice recently created ..

Australia’s immigration policy- Pacific detention camps

The Australian government reversed its February decisions regarding the transfer of immigrants from its Pacific camps. The Australian government does not allow the entry of illegal immigrants into the country. It houses them on the islands of Papua New Guinea and Nauru. In February, the government had introduced the medical evacuation legislation which gave the ..

Cabinet approves MoU signed between India and Myanmar

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday, November 27, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) signed on bilateral cooperation between India and Myanmar for the prevention of human trafficking in persons, recovery, rescue, re-integration and, repatriation of victims of Trafficking. The Mou aims at strengthening the bilateral relationship between the two ..

New US Rule to limit Legal Immigration

In its ongoing movement to reduce the number of immigrants coming to the United States, the Trump Administration has released a regulation which, if approved will reduce the number of legal immigrants in the US. What has happened? One of the key promises of US President Donald Trump in his presidential campaign was to limit ..

Merit-based immigration to United States

The United States admits over 1.1 million immigrants every year. It is estimated that over 66% of them come to the US-based on family ties and not any merit linked criteria. The US administration under Trump plans to give the priority in immigration to skill-based applicants. What happens currently? The US currently issues a set ..

Update : Border Controls in United States

United States president Donald Trump has announced that the US federal authorities plan to make several arrests of illegal immigrants in the country. What is about to happen? The head of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has said that the efforts to deport families with orders to leave the country The US president and other ..

US Unveils Merit-Based Immigration Policy Plan

President Trump has unveiled a new merit-based immigration policy. The new policy: Proposes a point-based system under which people with skills would be preferred for permanent residency as against the current country-based quotas that favour family ties for green cards. Would provide about 57% of the of green cards, or lawful permanent residence status to ..