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Discussion of The United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind
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When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
6:30 PM
Where: Mayer Brown LLP
1999 K St NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States

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Please join SABA-DC as we discuss the The United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind and how far the South Asian American community has come since this case was decided 95 years ago. The Supreme Court case, which determined that Bhagat Singh Thind, "a high caste Hindu of full Indian blood, born at Amrit Sar, Punjab, India," was not a "white person," led to the revocation of Thind's naturalization as a U.S. citizen and rendered future naturalization applicants of Indian origin as "aliens ineligible for citizenship." Our distinguished speakers will discuss the case, the progression of the rights of South Asians in the United States since then, and where the community is now.



Kritika Agarwal, associate editor, publications, at the American Historical Association

Jayesh Rathod, Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, and founding Director of the law school’s Immigrant Justice Clinic

Sim J Singh, National Advocacy Manager, Sikh Coalition

Lakshmi Sridaran, Director of National Policy and Advocacy, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

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