Although second to China in terms of population, India's diaspora is the largest in the world at 16 million people. Of that, almost 4 million live in the United States. Immigrants came in waves: early arrivals were largely unskilled, followed by engineers and doctors and other professionals. Today, they are the top recipients of temporary high-skilled worker visas and are more likely to be higher educated, be employed, and earn a higher income that other foreign-born populations. Questions to be discussed:
- What is the impact and influence of the Indian diaspora in India and the U.S.?
- Is their position in the U.S. is threatened by the new political climate in Washington?