Telegram re: Bills for Naturalization of Citizens of India
Western Union telegram sent to the United States Senate Committee on Immigration from the assistant secretary of a mosque association (name unknown) in Broderick, California. The author expresses support for legislation to naturalize citizens of India by noting the hardship imposed by California’s “anti alien land law,” which prevented “one hundred fifty Mohammedans” from building a mosque in Sacramento. The telegram became part of the Senate Committee on Immigration's records regarding S.236, a bill that would permit all people from India residing in the United States to be naturalized.
Citizenship & Voting
Date: February 25, 1945
Subject(s): Luce-Cellar Act of 1946
Location: Broderick, CA
Holding Institution: National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
Collection: U.S. Senate Committee on Immigration Bill Files
Folder: S.236, Committee on Immigration, SEN 79A-E1, Box 22
Digitizer: Anu Kasarabada
Item History: 2015-03-19 (created); 2015-04-29 (modified)
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