Asian Indian, Korean, and Southeast Asian Immigration - Research Article from U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

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Asian Indian Immigration

First Wave

Before the Immigration Act of 1965, there were several thousand Asian Indians living in the United States. Most had arrived in the country after 1905. Between 1899 and

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1913, around seven thousand Asian Indians immigrated to the United States. The first immigrants were small farmers, mostly Sikhs from Punjab. Punjab is a fertile state in the northwest plains of India. Most people in Punjab were farmers, but overpopulation had made it impossible for everyone there to have a plot of land to farm. Some people emigrated to seek a better life. Sikhism is a religion that developed in Punjab. Founded by Nanak (1469&#x...


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