The dramatic changes in the Asian Pacific American landscape during the past twenty years, particularly with the explosive growth of new Filipino, Korean, South Asian Indian, and Chinese populations have resulted from the liberalization of immigration laws in
Asian Indians in the United States engaged in unprecedented political activity when armed conflict broke out in between India and Pakistan over the contested area of Kashmir. Asian Indian immigrants began to lobby Congress and write letters to the editors of American newspapers in support of India's .
Many Asian-Americans served in the Korean War, which helped to combat Asian discrimination in the U.S. ’s - ’s Asian-Americans elected to Congress. The first Asian-America to be elected to Congroess was Dalip Singh from California in Throughout the late ’s and ’s Asian discrimination in the U.S. began to recede. Asian American History Timeline. - First recorded arrival of Asian Indians in the United States. - s - Chinese "sugar masters" working in Hawaii; Chinese sailors and peddlers in New York. - U.S. and China sign first treaty.
This article is an edited chapter on the major historical events and contemporary characteristics of the Indian American community, excerpted from The New Face of Asian Pacific America: Numbers, Diversity, and Change in the 21st Century, edited by Eric Lai and Dennis Arguelles in conjunction with AsianWeek Magazine and published by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.
The number of Asian immigrants in the United States has increased exponentially over the last 50 years, and Asia is now the second-largest region of birth of U.S. immigrants. The growth of this population dates to the abolition in of national-origin quotas that barred immigration from Asia.