Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the USA, was right on the money...
Equally laudably, in the mid 1980s, he led another high-pitched campaign against the proposed drastic reduction of Asian immigrant quota by Senator Edward Kennedy. Inder Singh was then president of the National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA), the umbrella body for Indian organizations in the USA. Joining hands with other outfits, he mobilized the Indian American community against the proposed cut in the immigration quota. His perseverance paid off. After a long and hard struggle spanning over five years, the new Immigration Act retained the original quota of the Family Reunification provisions of the US Immigration laws. His qualities of persuasion also came to the fore.
LEFT:?Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar of Trinidad and Inder Singh, Port of Spain. Center: Prime Minister Helen Clark of New Zealand and Inder Singh, Auckland. RIGHT:?Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Inder Singh, New Delhi