2000-2009 (Asian/Pacific Islander)
2000
India Citizen Milestone

India marks the birth of its billionth citizen.

2001
Post 9/11 Discrimination

The September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon spark an outbreak of discrimination against individuals, including those of South Asian descent.

2001
Patriot Act

The Patriot Act is considered by Congress to restrict the flow of immigrants and potential terrorists. The Act has subsequently led to unfair treatment and detainment of South Asian persons.

2005
Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal elected to Congress representing Louisiana. He is the first Indian American to win a congressional seat in 46 yrs.

2009
Ahn Cao

Ahn Cao wins special election in the House of Representatives and becomes the first Vietnamese American to serve in Congress.

2009
Jim Yong Kim

Jim Yong Kim becomes the first Asian-American President of an Ivy League school – Dartmouth College.