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20 January 2007, The Los Angeles Times

Indian Americans come out

The 2.2 million strong Indian population in the United States has begun to take an active part in US political affairs which has resulted in the evolution of a diaspora elite. While they remain predominantly Democrat, winds of change seem to be incoming

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The 2.2 million Indian Americans in the U.S. constitute a model minority, highly educated and well paid. And now, following in the footsteps of earlier immigrant groups such as the Irish, the Jews and the Cubans, Indian Americans are emerging as an influential force in Washington.

And look what just whizzed through the Capitol: the Henry J. Hyde U.S.-India Peaceful Atomic Energy Cooperation Act. The legislation, which allows U.S. government and private firms to sell nuclear technology to India for peaceful, civilian purposes, was thought to be dead on arrival as recently as March. But it won surprising support, even from nonproliferation die-hard Democrats such as Nancy Pelosi.

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