Atlanta sources reported that the Asia Pacific American Network of Oregon said fifty-two Indians are among those held at a federal prison in Oregan under the Trump administration’s ”zero-tolerance” policy against illegal immigration. Meanwhile over the last month, 123 immigrants seeking asylum have been detained and transferred to Oregon’s Sheridan federal prison in Yamhill County.
Washington sources reported that US government has separated at least 2,000 children from parents at the Mexico border since implementing a policy that results in such family separations, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed. As per report from April 19 through May 31 of this year, 1,995 minors travelling with 1,940 adults who said they were the children’s guardians were separated due to the policy.
Atlanta sources reported that nonprofit foundation that gives $1000 a day, every day, to individual change-makers and activists worldwide, awarded a grant to local residents Ananya Vahal and Carlos Perez, creators/founders of the Prime Vice “Fresh Voices Comic Creator Workshop.”
New Delhi sources stated that the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has decided to revoke the passports of five NRIs against whom Look-out-Circulars (LoC) had been issued by Integrated Nodal Agency (INA). Meanwhile according to the WCD, the INA an inter-ministerial body dealing with matrimonial disputes headed by a Secretary
Los Angeles sources reported that ABC Studios, the executive producers of Priyanka Chopras show “Quantico”, has extended an apology to fans who were offended by an episode of the show which portrayed Indian nationalists as terrorists who were trying to frame Pakistan in a terror plot. As per report they said that they regret stepping into “a complex political issue”, and they didn’t intend to offend anyone.
Washington sources reported that President Donald Trump hosted his first iftar dinner to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, calling Islam “one of the world’s great religions”. Meanwhile during the dinner on Wednesday, Trump extolled the virtues of Ramadan and called for cooperation in the Middle East.
Los Angeles sources have made a statement that American singer Nick Jonas and Indian actress Priyanka Chopra continued to fuel dating rumors during a night out in West Hollywood, California where they “cozied up”.
New York sources stated that for the 11th consecutive year, Indian origin children have monopolized the National Spelling Bee crown with Karthik Nemmani winning the 2018 championship, beating out five others in the last rounds. Accordingly Nemmani, a 14 year old eighth grader from Texas, spelt “koinonia” correctly for his victory on Thursday night after second place winner, 12 year old Naysa Modi, got “bewusstseinslage” wrong.
Washington sources reported that Indian-American former CEO of a Detroit-based IT company in the US has pleaded guilty to bribing a city official. The officials said Parimal D. Mehta, 54, of Northville, was the CEO of FutureNet Group Inc. He was accused of participating in a scheme to bribe a Detroit official to get benefits for the company, said Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.
Atlanta sources reported that Aisha Yaqoob, a woman of color, Muslim, activist and the daughter of Pakistani immigrants, defeated Wayne Slear (71.16% to 28.84%) in the Georgia House of Representatives District 97 Democratic primary election on Tuesday. She will face Republican Bonnie Rich in November.
Washington sources reported that US President Donald Trump nominated Diane Gujarati, a prosecutor of Indian descent, to a federal judgeship on Thursday in an unusual move as she had been former President Barack Obama’s choice for the position.
Atlanta sources added that recently Raksha’s Executive Director, Aparna Bhattacharyya was given the Hope for Tomorrow Award at International Women’s House’s 10th Annual Night of New Beginnings Gala in recognition of her work for women and children in the community. The event was held at Le Fais do on March 17, 2018.
Vancouver sources reported that there are serious concerns about the collection of biometric data for Aadhaar cards in India and these must be allayed, a former State Department official who is considered an expert on social media and cyber-crime issues has stressed. Jared Cohen told on the sidelines of the third annual BCTECH Summit here.
Los Angeles sources reported that Indian actress Priyanka Chopra’s “Quantico” will not be getting a fourth season. Meanwhile the network ABC has opted to cancel the terrorism drama. Its season 3 finale will now serve as the series ender.
Ottawa sources stated that security officials have apologized after a Sikh minister of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet was asked to remove his turban at a US airport before boarding a flight last year. Meanwhile the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains said the incident happened at Detroit Metro Airport on his way back to Canada in April 2017.