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Indian immigrants have it bad in Donald Trump’s America. But the early 1900s were worse

Ananya Bhattacharya
Indian immigrants have it bad in Donald Trump’s America. But the early 1900s were worse

The current US government has earned an anti-immigrant reputation thanks to president Donald Trump’s protectionist rhetoric and the administration’s steps to curb visa misuses. In his book, The Most Dangerous Place: A History of the United States in South Asia, Srinath Raghavan talks about the first few waves of Indian immigrants in the US who were relegated to second-class citizens. Back in the early 1900s, many Indians moved west after retiring from the British colonial police in China and the Far East.