India America Today LLC was launched in April 2012 because of an urgent need to portray the Indian American community in the right light and to find solutions to their problems by highlighting them at the appropriate federal and state agencies.
While covering India and Indian American related subjects from Washington, DC, it becomes increasingly clear that there is lopsided coverage and a lack of cultural cognizance on both sides, with detachment on the part of both federal governments due largely to unavailability of information and unawareness of issues.
There are constant reports of exploitation of H1B visa holders by unscrupulous companies and a difficult path to citizenship while laboring under contracts. As green-card holders are not voters, they lack the opportunity to reach the ears of elected representatives in the same way as citizens whose votes count in the elections. There are also burning issues like domestic violence, mental illness and racial viewpoints among others which need an urgent intervention and highlighting in the open.
We raise these issues with appropriate authorities. As an independent media organization and news provider, India America Today strives to empower and unlock the potential of the Indian American community. This is achieved through the teamwork of professionals who are dedicated to truth, quality, and the highest ethical standards to produce a compendium of news, objective coverage of events and eclectic professional viewpoints.
Today, the legal Indian American population has crossed the 3 million mark, and 1 million have voting rights. Unfortunately, India has also emerged as the fastest growing source of illegal immigrants to the US. In 2014, the number of unauthorized Indian immigrants was nearly half a million, according to some estimates.
There is a huge potential of Indian American trade which India is targeting to increase from $100 billion to $500 billion in the near term.
With an increased interest of the US federal and state governments to engage with different states of India, there is an immense potential for providing information and facilitating smooth relation building.
With a vast global audience, IAT is an advertising vehicle which happens to be in the form of a global community newspaper.