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"What U.S. Citizenship Means To India"

An abridged version of a speech given by Aftab Ali on May 18, 1944 at an Indian Association for American Citizenship dinner. Aftab Ali was President of the Indian Seamen’s Union. Ali mentioned that while Indians risk their lives fighting against Germany and Japan, a dozen Indian seamen were detained at Ellis Island. Ali adds that several American legislators have brought up the question of American citizenship for Indian Nationals. Handwritten notes appear on third page.

Citizenship & Voting

Language: English
Creator: Aftab Ali
Location: 113 West 42nd Street, New York , NY

Holding Institution: National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
Collection: U.S. Senate Committee on Immigration Bill Files
Folder: S.1595, Committee on Immigration, SEN 78A-E1, Box 57
Digitizer: Anu Kasarabada
Item History: 2015-10-05 (created); 2016-06-10 (modified)

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