Friday, April 18, 2014

Resident non-immigrants in US: 1 in 4 is from India

A quarter of the foreign students, temporary workers and their families and others in the U.S. are from India.    - - Donna Poisl

Chidanand Rajghatta,TNN

WASHINGTON: Christopher Columbus set out to discover India in the 15th century and ended up in America. Indians, of Asian stock, are heading out in droves - more than from any other country - to study and work in America of the 21st century.

A snapshot of resident non-immigrant population in the US released by the Department of Homeland Security in February this year shows that Indians, more than Mexicans or Chinese or any other nationality, constituted the largest resident non-immigrants in the US - a category that excludes tourists, business travelers, and permanent residents, but includes temporary guest workers (such as those on H1B visas) and students. 
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