S.236 (January 10, 1945)
Text of S. 236, a bill introduced in the United States Senate by Senator William Langer (R-ND) to permit all people from India residing in the United States to be naturalized. Includes handwritten annotations, author unknown. This copy of the bill is part of the Senate Committee on Immigration's records regarding S.236.
India: A Public Meeting
A newspaper clipping of a bulletin for a free public meeting to be held on May 4, 1944 to support legislation authorizing U.S. immigration and naturalization of Nationals of India. Speakers at the meeting included Clare Booth Luce, William Langer, Emanuel Celler, and Leland Stowe.
"Insult To India"
Washington News article published on May 4, 1944 detailing reasons for the support of the ‘Luce-Celler Bill’, which would permit the naturalization of Indian nationals in the U.S on a quota basis. The article states the bill should be supported as an immediate war time measure to counter Japanese propaganda as well as for post-war economic and foreign trade purposes.
A Senate Bill, entitled S. 1595 and introduced by Mr. Langer of North Dakota on December 15, 1943, to permit approximately 3,000 natives of India who entered the United States prior to July 1, 1924 to become naturalized citizens. The Bill was referred to the Committee on Immigration.