More than one-third of the temporary workers in the US in
2012 were from India, which also accounted for the largest number of
non-immigrants residing in the US that year, according to an official
Out of the 1.87 million resident non-immigrants in the US
in 2012, India accounted for the maximum number of 430,000 residents,
followed by China with 210,000 residents and South Korea with 140,000, the
Department of Homeland Security said in its latest report.
Out of the 1.9 million non-immigrants residing in US in
2012, the largest categories were temporary workers (45 per cent, or
840,000) and students (38 per cent, or 720,000), the report said.
Slightly more than 50 per cent of the students were ages
18-24, the report said.
Among the top 10 leading countries of citizenship,
Germany and France led the exchange visitor category, making up more than 60
per cent of the total, the report said.
California was the leading destination state, with
270,000 (15 per cent) of the total 1.9 million non-immigrants choosing to
reside in that state.
The next leading destination states were New York
(210,000), Texas (140,000), Florida (100,000) and Massachusetts (90,000).
The top 5 destination states accounted for 44 per cent of
the total and the top 10 accounted for more than 60 per cent.
Compared to the nation as a whole, disproportionately
large percentages of the temporary worker population resided in Texas, New
Jersey and Washington. This was substantially larger than average
percentages of the student population resided in Massachusetts and
India is looking for an undersea route to source gas from
Iran, bypassing Pakistan in the process, that is called ”Peace Pipeline”.
This pipeline, was now technically feasible after the success of the North
Sea undersea pipeline.
If Iran was looking at the cheapest way to get gas to
customers, it would prefer European customers. But what Iran had in mind was
providing spillover benefits of the surface pipeline to the region it passes
through, especially the Makran Plateau common to both Pakistan and Iran and
where poverty has fuelled subversive tendencies.
And, the sources suggested that the future of the IPI
pipeline was entwined with the Chah-bahar port as Iran was keen to ensure
that this town and the surrounding region of Sistan-Baluchistan Province
also gained from the availability of gas.
Just 72 km from the Pakistani port of Gwadar being built
with Chinese help, the first phase of developing the Chah-bahar port is
India and Iran have held several rounds of talks on
sharing operations and developing the port.
The biggest problem is despite deep energy and
civilisational links, India and Iran are unfamiliar with each other’s
processes and systems of doing business in other areas.