The Past Is In The Past

Vietnamese Immigration

By:Deysi Santillo

When this group came to the united states?

It all started with the fall of Saigon in 1975 after that was 3 main waves, The first wave of Vietnamese refugees , entered the United States during 1975–1977. These people were mostly U.S. military and government employees. The second Vietnamese refugees arrived in 1978 and were known as “boat people,” because they arrived in boats. In the last wave all the other basic refugees, continued to arrive in the United States during the 1980-1990s.
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Why the group came to the united states?

This group came to the United States after the ending of the Vietnam war where they were persecuted and were losing everything they had.

How the group got to the united states ?

The groups split up in 3 groups and each came in different ways . One of the main ways they got to the United States was by boat which was during the second wave.

What US immigration laws or police were in effect at time of the group’s migration ?

One of the main laws that were in effect when the Vietnamese group came was the refugee act , but this act helped the Vietnamese get into the United States. The law helped any person in fear of persecution in their home country so they could apply to enter the United States under the Refugee Act.

How many members of their group came to the United States?

Before 1975, there were almost no Vietnamese living in the United States.

It all started with 125,000 refugees and after that they started to grow. Today it is the 6 largest foreign-born population in the United States.

How the United States population received and/or treated the group?

The United States accepted the refugees who were fleeing from persecution , the United States created camps to receive them to help resettle them. The United States was one of the main countries that openly accepted the Vietnamese, which were often poorly received in other countries.

Where the group settled?

The group mainly settled in warm areas such as California and Texas. Many also lived in Virginia, Washington, Florida, New York, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.

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Jobs the group typically found?

The jobs that the group typically found was service occupations and many found technical jobs. Like machinery assembling and electrical engineering.

Contributions the group made to the United States and its culture?

Some of the contributions the Vietnamese group made are not significant because they are still fairly new and haven't made their mark .

Influence the group had on their homelands as a result of its migration?

The Vietnamese groups in their homeland had many values before they went into war.Politics was very important to the Vietnamese . The Vietnamese culture values politeness in terms of interaction with others. Before the war the Vietnamese immigrants have been highly successful in terms of employment, and had a low rate of unemployment.