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Indian-Americans are the wealthiest ethnic group in America, according to a report released by the US Census Bureau. The report said that the annual income of Indian-Americans crossed the $100,000 milestone, much higher than that of the whites and native Americans.

According to a report published by the US Census Bureau, the annual income of the Asian population was $72,472, which was much higher than the national median income of around $51,000. The Indian-Americans are the richest among all other communities in America. According to the data, the annual income of Indian-Americans is around $100,547 whereas the Pakistani-Americans earn around $63,000 and Bangladeshi-Americans get around $51,000.

The growth of the Indian-Americans is significant and rapid, and they established their position in America. From politics to judiciary, Indians are now respected everywhere. In 2010, the annual family income of the Indian-American was around $86,135, much lower than that of the whites or native born Americans ($90,174).

The census report also revealed that Jewish community came closer to the Indian-Americans with an annual family income of around $100,000. According to the US religious landscape study published by Pew Forum, the Jews stood first in America in perspective of business, education and all other areas. 46% of Jews crossed the billion dollar margin compared to 43% Hindu and 27% Christian.

According to a recent data released by US senate, it said that Indian-Americans will be a major power in America within 20 years and they will control the American society at large. The US senate also expressed a deep concern on the rise of the Indian-Americans and other communities and asked the government to make a strict law on Visa.

  • Neeru

    This is no doubt a proud moment but it has a hidden reason to worry,THE last LINE: “The US senate also put a deep concern on the rise of the Indian-Americans and other communities and asked the government to make a strict law on Visa.”
    We cannot deny that this may lead to racial bias under tones as Jealousy is a basic human emotion

  • SuchindranathAiyer

    It is also true that most Indian-Americans are a disapora from minority communities Constitutionally and politically persecuted in India. So, this should be a natural alliance. (The British label “Hindu” now denotes a people governed by Periyarism, Ambedkarism, High Courtism and Supreme Courtism. We should use the term “Dharmic denoting people of the Law as opposed to “Din- e-Kitabi” people of the Book)

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  • Neeru

    This is no doubt a proud moment but it has a hidden reason to worry,THE last LINE: “The US senate also put a deep concern on the rise of the Indian-Americans and other communities and asked the government to make a strict law on Visa.”
    We cannot deny that this may lead to racial bias under tones as Jealousy is a basic human emotion

  • SuchindranathAiyer

    It is also true that most Indian-Americans are a disapora from minority communities Constitutionally and politically persecuted in India. So, this should be a natural alliance. (The British label “Hindu” now denotes a people governed by Periyarism, Ambedkarism, High Courtism and Supreme Courtism. We should use the term “Dharmic denoting people of the Law as opposed to “Din- e-Kitabi” people of the Book)

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US Senate Upholds Arms Sales to Bahrain, Qatar

The Senate voted 43-56 against moving the Bahrain resolution out of the Foreign Relations Committee

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FILE - Two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters participate in a media demonstration. VOA

The U.S. Senate on Thursday turned back resolutions aimed at disapproving multi-billion-dollar arms sales to Bahrain and Qatar, amid continued intensive congressional scrutiny of weapons sales to U.S. allies in the Middle East.

The Senate voted 43-56 against moving the Bahrain resolution out of the Foreign Relations Committee and bringing it to the floor for consideration by the full chamber. It also voted 42-57 against discharging the resolution pertaining to Qatar.

Sponsored by Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, the resolutions seek to block the Trump administration’s decisions, announced in May, to sell U.S. missile systems to Bahrain and attack helicopters to Qatar, each valued in the $3 billion range.

“The Middle East is a hot cauldron and continually threatening to boil over,” Paul said ahead of the votes. “I think it’s a mistake to funnel arms into these century-old conflicts.”

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The U.S. Senate on Thursday turned back resolutions aimed at disapproving multi-billion-dollar arms sales. Pixabay

Paul noted that weapons sent to the Middle East can wind up in the hands of America’s adversaries.

“In Iran to this day, they still have some U.S. weapons that are left over from the weapons the U.S. supplied the shah [U.S.-backed former Iranian leader overthrown in 1979]. In Iraq, some of the weapons we gave them to fight Iran were still there when we returned to fight Saddam Hussein. In Afghanistan, some of the weapons we gave to the Mujahideen to fight the Russians [in the 1980s] were still there when we returned to fight the Taliban [after the 9-11 attacks of 2001],” Paul said.

Last year, the Senate also defeated an effort by the Kentucky Republican to block the sale of rocket systems to Bahrain.

Bipartisan backing for such sales endured on Thursday, as even some senators who voted in favor of the discharge petitions as a procedural matter told VOA they do not support the underlying resolutions of disapproval.

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“I support the [arms] sales,” said the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Menendez of New Jersey. “On the process, I’m voting to preserve the [Senate’s] institutional rights…for at least a debate to be had over the sales, but I support the underlying sales.”

Other lawmakers spoke out against the discharge petitions as well as the resolutions.

“If they [Gulf states] don’t buy arms from us, they’re going to buy them from China or Russia,” Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn told VOA. “Look, these countries are not democracies, we recognize that. But our interests are aligned, particularly in containing and combating Iran.”

 Bahrain has taken part in the Saudi-led coalition waging an air campaign over Yemen that has resulted in a staggering death toll in the country’s bloody civil war.
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FILE – Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez speaks with the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 5, 2019. VOA

Asked if the bloodshed in Yemen gave him pause about U.S. arms sales to the region, Cornyn said, “It does. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot we can do about it. It’s a civil war that the Iranians are trying to take advantage of, arming the Houthis to attack Saudi Arabia. I don’t think that should paralyze us, even though it’s a serious concern.”

The Senate could vote as early as next week on separate resolutions disapproving $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.

In the House of Representatives, four Democrats filed resolutions Wednesday that, if passed, would block the licenses required for the sales to move ahead.

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump vetoed a bipartisan congressional resolution ending U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen.

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Aside from the Yemeni conflict, lawmakers from both parties have repeatedly protested Saudi Arabia’s role in the October 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. (VOA)