Correspondence to Mubarek Ali Khan
Compilations of letters written to India Welfare League President Mubarek Ali Khan by Sir Girja Shankha Bajpai, Minister Plenipotentiary and Agent General for India to the United States, and the Honorable Nalik Sir Firoz Khan Noon, India’s Representative on the War Cabinet, respectively. Messrs.
A bill dated February 8, 1945 introduced by Mr. Capper to authorize the naturalization and the admission, under quota, of Indians and descendants of Indians into the United States. This bill would amend Section 303 of the Nationality Act of 1940.
Letter from J.J. Singh to Senator Tom Stewart
Letter dated September 12, 1944 from J.J. Singh, President of India League of America, to Senator Tom Stewart, Chairman of the Senate Immigration Sub-Committee. Singh requested to testify in front of the committee during their hearings on September 13, 1944 in regards to Bill S. 1595, which if passed would permit Indian nationals to become naturalized U.S. citizens.
"Prominent People Who Support The Pending Legislation"
A list of notable and prominent people who support the pending legislation to permit naturalization of Indian nationals in the U.S. The list contains the names of scientists, authors, religious, union, and civic leaders, as well as Nobel prize winners.
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.
India League of America Press Release
A press release for Friday, May 5, 1944 written by Sirdar J.J. Singh, President of India League of America, in regards to a public meeting held on May 4, 1944 at the National Press Club Auditorium. The meeting was in support of pending legislation to authorize U.S. immigration and naturalization of Indian nationals.
India: A Public Meeting
Bulletin for a free public meeting on April 13, 1944 in favor of the pending legislation authorizing immigration and naturalization of Nationals of India. Speakers include: Emanuel Celler, co-author of pending legislation, Fannie Hurst, Dr. Frank Kingdon, Rev Elmore M. McKee, and Roger N. Baldwin.
Letter from Taraknath Das to U.S. Senate Immigration Committee
Letter dated September 12, 1944 from Taraknath Das, Ph.D., Department of History at the College of the City of New York, to U.S. Senate Immigration Committee. Das writes in support of the naturalization of Indians who reside in the US. Das wrote that he obtained American citizenship in 1914 and believes the current American immigration laws are discriminatory.
"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.