IMMIGRATION: 100 Indians

The U.S., which still bars natives of 13 countries and colonies* from citizenship, got ready last week to open the door to immigrants from India. Passed by the House and approved in Senate committee was a bill—sponsored by Representatives Clare Boothe Luce and Emanuel Celler, and Senators Joe Ball and Arthur Capper —permitting a maximum of 100 Indians to enter the country each year as prospective citizens.

For handsome, swarthy Sirdar J. J. Singh, president of the India League of America, this was almost the end of a two-year fight. A 6-ft. Sikh from Kashmir, Singh had written thousands of letters,...

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