The Jerusalem Post is reporting Bnei Menashe aliyah has been halted due to pressure from the Indian government.
Supposedly, the Indians object to the conversions of the Bnei Menashe – deemed by Sephardic and National Religious rabbis as being from the lost biblical tribe of Menashe – done just before departure to Israel. This conversion process was implemented because Israel's Foreign Ministry refused to facilitate Bnei Menashe aliyah. Conversion makes the Bnei Menashe eligible for aliyah under Israel's Law of Return, circumventing the Foreign Ministry.
So, is this another case of the Foreign Ministry overreaching and making its own law? I do not know.
But I do know the Foreign Ministry did everything in it power to stop Ethiopian aliyah, until pressure from the US in late 1984 made that stand (almost) impossible. And it did so again with the Falashmura.
If software engineers and scientist with MIT degrees were suddenly found to be descendants of the lost tribe of Menashe, do I think the Foreign Ministry would be delaying their aliyah? No way. And that is the point.