Modernization alongside various social and cultural movements have changed people’s perspectives and understanding of the world on a broad scale.  Immigration has proven to be an integral component in the evolution of sociocultural and civilizational linkages over the recent centuries. Nowadays, it's critical to provide opportunities, employment opportunities, remittances, and build a soft power hub for their country of origin.

KATHMANDU, July 9: The immigration office at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has returned back 15 Nepali workers who were aspiring to go abroad for foreign employment. According to the Department of Immigration, 15 Nepali workers including 13 women and 2 men who were going to Jordan were stopped by the TIA immigration office on Sunday morning as they did not have any visas.

KATHMANDU, March 11: The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the Department of Immigration in writing to take necessary steps to address the problems created by the visit visa.

WASHINGTON, March 18: Delegation trips to the border. Apocalyptic warnings. A flurry of new conferences.

TIJUANA, Feb 16: After a weeklong bus ride from Honduras, Isabel Osorio Medina arrived in northern Mexico with the hope President Joe Biden would make it easier for people like him to get into the United States.

A new book by former President George W. Bush will highlight an issue which now sets him apart from many of his fellow Republicans — immigration.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The US immigration authorities have withdrawn a move to force international students to leave the country if their colleges and universities run online-only classes. The decision comes as a huge relief to thousands of international students worried about their visa status in the country.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The Department of Immigration (DOI) has decided to exempt all kinds of charges for foreign nationals with any visa type valid up to March 21 and departing home within June 21.

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BHAIRAHAWA, March 16: A German woman named Stella and a Portuguese man named Alexander had arrived in Nepal about 15 days ago on tourist visas. The couple travelled to various tourist destinations like Pokhara and Lumbini expressing their mutual affection and commitment to each other. They had already made plans to travel to India before returning to their respective homelands.

WASHINGTON, Aug 21: The Trump administration is moving to end a long-standing federal court agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention, a decision that will almost certainly lead to a new court fight over the government’s ability to hold migrant families until their cases are decided.

WASHINGTON, Aug 12: Trump administration rules that could deny green cards to immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance are going into effect, one of its most aggressive moves to restrict legal immigration.

WASHINGTON, July 13: The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said efforts to deport families with orders to leave the country will continue after an upcoming national sweep that President Donald Trump said would start Sunday.

WASHINGTON, May 17: Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said Thursday he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, “totally brilliant,” high-skilled workers he says won’t compete for American jobs.

164 foreigners deported in 11 months

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POKHARA, March 27: The government has deported 164 foreigners from the country during the past 11 months of 2075 BS. The foreigners were facing charges of involvement in various crimes and were deported between mid-April 2018 and mid-March by the Department of Immigration after they completed their punishments.

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KATHMANDU, Feb 8: As Japan prepares to welcome a wave of new foreign workers, experts are cautioning Nepalis over unethical immigration brokers and urging their government to conclude an agreement with Japan for greater transparency in movements of migrant workers, according to a news story published in Japan Times.

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TOKYO, Dec 25: Japan's government on Tuesday adopted a slew of measures to encourage foreign nationals to work in the country and to smooth their integration into society.

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I was traveling to China in 2017 with my business partner on some business. At the Tribhuvan International Airport, the immigration officials took my passport for around 30 minutes during which they spoke to their seniors on the phone several times, interrogated me in length and were all set to send me back home just because I was an unmarried woman, traveling with an unrelated man.

PORTLAND, June 30: Liberal activists, parents and first-time protesters motivated by accounts of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border plan to rally in hundreds of cities nationwide Saturday to press President Donald Trump’s administration to reunite the families quickly.

WASHINGTON, June 26: President Donald Trump lashed out on Monday at a Democratic congresswoman who urged Americans to confront members of Trump’s inner circle in public places as tensions rose over the Republican president’s hardline immigration policy.

WASHINGTON, Feb 16: The US Senate blocked several immigration proposals Thursday including a bipartisan compromise opposed by President Donald Trump, dashing hopes that Congress will soon decide the fate of nearly two million migrants brought to the country illegally as children.

ILAM, Jan 14: Ambassador of India to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri has said that he would take initiatives for setting up an immigration office at east Pashupatinagar of Ilam.

NAYPYITAW, Nov 20: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism in a speech Monday that comes as her country is accused of violently pushing out hundreds of thousands of unwanted Rohingya Muslims.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Home Minister Janardan Sharma launched a new app called Nepal Immigration Mobile App amidst a special function at the Department of Immigration on Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Minister for Home Affairs Janardan Sharma has directed the immigration officials to keep the national interest in center as the immigration department was the first door to enter into the nation and last door to those who leave the nation.

KATHMANDU, March 28: A parliamentary team has come up with the finding that employees of the Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Home Affairs have a role in sending Nepali women to foreign countries as domestic help through an illegal channel.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Justice Department said Friday that it will temporarily transfer immigration judges to six detention centers mostly near the border with Mexico in an effort to put President Donald Trump's immigration directives into effect.

Two Republican senators proposed steps to slash the number of legal immigrants admitted into the United States by half on Tuesday, but the legislation, developed with the Trump administration, faces an uphill climb to get through Congress.

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, also Unicef's global Goodwill Ambassador, says as a global citizen, US President Donald Trump's recent immigration ban -- which she described as a "political witch hunt" -- has deeply affected her.

TV show host Ellen DeGeneres, whose voice featured in "Finding Dory", has used the 2016 animated film to criticize US President Donald Trump's immigration ban.

World leaders reacted harshly Saturday to President Trump’s executive order suspending immigration and visas for citizens from certain countries with majority Muslim populations. Iran, one of the targeted nations, suggested it would limit issuing visas to American tourists.

NEW YORK, Jan 29: Google, Apple and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from President Donald Trump that bars nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall and punishment for cities shielding illegal immigrants while mulling restoring a CIA secret detention program as he launched broad but divisive plans to reshape U.S. immigration and national security policy.

PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec 22:  Denouncing the deadly attack on a Christmas market in Germany, President-elect Donald Trump renewed his vow to stop radical terror groups and appeared to suggest a willingness to move ahead with his campaign pledge to ban temporarily Muslim immigrants from coming to the United States.

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Nov 16: An architect of anti-immigration efforts who says he is advising President-elect Donald Trump said the new administration could push ahead rapidly on construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall without seeking immediate congressional approval.

ILAM, June 20: Millions of tourists visit Darjeeling every year. Ilam is not far away from Darjeeling, nor is it any less beautiful, according to visitors. However, lack of immigration department in the border keeps them from making the pristine location their next destination, locals feel.