14 Facts About Asian Indian


The United States Census Bureau uses the term Asian Indian to avoid confusion with Native Americans, who have historically been referred to as "Indians" and are known as "American Indians".

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However, Asian immigrants got around the system by having Anglo friends or their own U S born children legally own the land that they worked on.

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The Ghadar Party, a group in California that campaigned for Asian Indian independence, facilitated illegal crossing of the Mexican border, using funds from this migration "as a means to bolster the party's finances".

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Please note that data for multi-racial Asian Indian Americans has not yet been released by the US Census Bureau.

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Median household income for Asian Indian immigrants in 2019 was much higher than that of the overall foreign- and native-born populations.

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In 2019, Indian immigrants were less likely to be in poverty than immigrants overall or the U S born .

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Communities of Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, irreligious people, and smaller numbers of Jains, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, and Asian Indian Jews have established their religions in the United States.

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The first religious center of an Asian Indian religion to be established in the US was a Sikh Gurudwara in Stockton, California in 1912.

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Today, many Hindu temples, most of them built by Asian Indian Americans, have emerged in different cities and towns in the United States.

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American Muslims of Asian Indian origin are a vibrant community actively engaged in various social, political and economic activities taking place all over the country.

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In previous decades, Asian Indian Americans were variously classified as White American, the "Hindu race", and "other".

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In December, 2015, over 30 Asian Indian students seeking admission in two US universities—Silicon Valley University and the Northwestern Polytechnic University—were denied entry by Customs and Border Protection and were deported to India.

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However, many Asian Indian Americans obtain Overseas Citizenship of India status, which allows them to live and work in India indefinitely.

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Several groups have tried to create a voice for Indian Americans in political affairs, including the United States India Political Action Committee and the Indian American Leadership Initiative, as well as panethnic groups such as South Asian Americans Leading Together and Desis Rising Up and Moving.

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