In the current 2016 Presidential election, Republican candidate Bobby Jindal, the current governor of Louisiana, popped on the national political radar. If elected, he would become the first Indian-American President of the United States. This made me think about the immigration of South Asians and their role, if any, in politics. The area that I immediately that came to mind was the town of Edison, New Jersey. This town has a dominant population of South Asians. Growing up as a South Asian in New Jersey, my family and I were frequent visitors to this town. I, like many, thought of this town as “Little India” due to the high increase in South Asian immigration starting from the 1980’s. For my first research paper, I have decided to focus on the South Asian immigration in the specific town of Edison, New Jersey.