An Indian American attorney who once ran for a seat in the US House of Representatives has been indicted by a federal jury in Boston for defrauding clients of more than $5 million in escrow funds. Abhijit “Beej” Das, 50, was arrested and indicted in June in connection with a scheme to defraud a business-to-business supply company based in India of millions of dollars, and using client funds for business and personal expenses, including the purchase of a $2.7 million house in Florida.
Asserting that Immigration needs to be merit-based and not dictated by arbitrary caps, Indian American Congressman Shri Thanedar announced that he will be co-sponsoring a bill on eliminating visa backlogs. Eliminating Backlogs Act of 2023, the bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives earlier this year, seeks to effectively utilise the employment-based visas that are allocated each year under existing federal immigration law.
An Indian American lawmaker serving in the Tennessee House of Representatives has said that recently-expelled Democrat Dustin Jones hurled a racial slur at him, calling him the “brown face of Indian supremacy”.
President Joe Biden has announced his intent to nominate Indian-American policy expert Nisha Desai Biswal as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC).
A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to properly utilize the employment-based visas currently allocated each year under existing federal immigration law.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee has voted 24-16 in favour of banning TikTok in the US, advancing a bill that would allow US President Joe Biden to ban the Chinese short-video making app in the country.
More Asian Americans are turning out to vote than ever before, but to what extent do they participate in other civic and political activities? A survey of Asian Americans in California conducted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace provides some answers on the civic and political life of California’s Asian Americans.