The association has provided a unified voice and sense of purpose for the nearly two million people of Asian Indian descent living in the United States, gathering them under the common bonds of Indian heritage and commitment to the United States.
In 1965, Congress
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Asian Indian immigrants
Immigration Act of 1917
Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965