Ahhh….poor people. Shouldn’t they be in India making their country better? Why are they here working at a convenience store slaves to their own people? What can they claim for asylum purposes? I know Sikhs can do that, but the Indian immigrant in general is lost in the immigration limbo. No way they can claim anything. No MS13 in their country, no political oppression, maybe rape, but that’s going away as of yesterday. Poor women and kids, they are the victims here.
Any Indian here mocking the fate of other immigrants willing to comment. Or, you are a coward on that regard? It’s only 500,000 Indian illegals the report says. And another 2,400 languishing in jails. Are you still supporting the racist president? OK………shame on you!
Paramjit Singh (name changed), a resident of Ludhiana, went to the United States on a B1-B2 visitors’ visa for a family wedding in Florida in September 2014 and never returned. He has a large number of relatives across the US and moved to California after a few months where he found work in a convenience store run by one of them"
Though his visa has a validity of 10 years, according to the stamp at the port of entry, he couldn’t stay in the US beyond March 2015 during that visit. Singh now fears that, if he returns to India, he will never be able to return to the US again, having overstayed and gone “out of status”. However, if he is caught without a valid visa by the authorities, he may be deported or even imprisoned.
The American Rush
Singh was just one of an estimated half a million unauthorized Indian Americans in the US in 2014, a figure put out by US think tank Pew Research Center recently. That’s a 43% increase over 2009, when the number was 350,000. In fact, the number of illegal immigrants to the US from India was growing faster than any other country. Mexico, which has been targeted by US president-elect Trump, saw a drop in illegal immigrants by almost half a million between 2009 and 2014, to 5.8 million.