On May 6, 1919, Dr. Thind petitioned for citizenship at the U.S. District Court of Oregon. In November of 1920, the District Court of Oregon granted Dr. Thind his citizenship.
However, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed the case and sent it to the U.S. Supreme Court for review. The Supreme Court later rescinded Dr. Thind’s citizenship, stating that he was not a “white person” according to revised statutes. Below are a series of documents of the proceedings of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals involving Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind’s saga for U.S. Citizenship.