National Archives 3- Cassie Haynes

The files that I looked at dealt with liberty bonds and specifically how they were canceled after a person of Asian descent was sent back to Asia. Noor Din was an Indian national who came to the United States in 1922. Din applied for admission to the United States and was approved for temporary admission. He was denied admission into the country through San Francisco then he reapplied for entrance and was denied again. He left in 1914 to return to India, prior to leaving he made sure he had letters of recommendations from white Americans who knew him saying he was a good alien. Upon returning to the US and trying to gain entry he was denied because these letters were not seen as valid so he was denied entry. Eventually Noor Din is able to get into the United States, but his approval was not in the file iI was able to find out more about him through Ancestry.com. Din was seen again in the 1930 census where he had a 5-year-old daughter. He appears one more time in the 1950’s social security it also lists his residence in El Centro, California. Many South Asians settled In southern California where there was a large ethnic enclave. There were other liberty bonds, but they were for Chinese immigrants.

File 54988/36, Subject Correspondence, 1906-1932, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85 (National Archives, Washington, DC)

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