Releasing the prepared remarks of Mr. Jindal’s speech, his office said the Louisiana Governor will call for immigrant assimilation to strengthen countries and protect freedom. “If we wanted to be Indians, we would have stayed in India. It’s not that they are embarrassed to be from India, they love India. But they came to America because they were looking for greater opportunity and freedom,” Mr. Jindal said, explaining the reason why he does not like to be called or described as an Indian-American.
“I do not believe in hyphenated Americans. This view gets me into some trouble with the media back home. They like to refer to Indian-Americans, Irish-Americans, African-Americans, Italian-Americans, Mexican-Americans, and all the rest. To be clear — I am not suggesting for one second that people should be shy or embarrassed about their ethnic heritage,” he said. “I am explicitly saying that it is completely reasonable for nations to discriminate between allowing people into their country who want to embrace their culture, or allowing people into their country who want to destroy their culture, or establish a separate culture within,” he said.