Filipinos Immigration Project

By, Len.C

When the Filipinos came to the United States?

The Filipinos came to the United States since 1898, when the Filipinos officially became a territory in the US. They're also the forth largest group to immigrate to America behind Mexico, China, and India. During 1930s, there were 45,000 people transport to the US and then, in 1970, it increase seven times. This population went from 340,000 to 2,360,000 people, that make up 1% of the national population.

Why the Filipinos came to the United States?

As of any other immigration would do; freedom, jobs, or education. But another reason why the Filipinos came to the United States was because of the invasion of the Imperial Japanese during World War II in Battle of the Philippines (1941-42) and Philippines Campaign.

How the Filipinos came to the United States?

Either came by enlisting to the Navy to port to America, education, or away on ships during WWII during the Imperial Japanese invasion.

What US immigration laws or policies were in effect at the of the Filipinos migration?

During 1920-30s, legislative testimony focused on sexual prowess Filipino males marrying white female. Basicly, it means that to white males, the Filipino males are stealing away white females.

How the US received and/or treated the Filipinos

To the Filipinos, they have some better benefits compare to other immigrants that migrate to America. They speak strong English very well compare to other immigrants and better finding jobs. Also better educated.

Where the Filipinos settle and jobs they acquired?

Filipinos will mostly likely been seen and lived in California and Hawaii. They either farm in agriculture, work of an employee of a hotel or shops, or during WWII, born-Filipinos work as steward and cooks for the U.S Navy.

Filipinos contribution to the United States

The Filipinos help along side with the United States against the Imperial Japanese from the invasion. They also help America speed up technology and workforce.

The Filipinos influence to its homeland

Since the United State hold controlled of the country about 50 years, its culture has already adopt the Filipinos in Philippines in Western dress and practiced Western religion.

Work Cited

The Philippines and the U.S.: An Enduring Connection. Web


Garcia, Gabriel. "Filipinos Helped Shape America of Today." Alaska Dispatch News. N.p., 10 Oct. 2010. Web. 09 Sept. 2015. <>

Commission on Filipinos Overseas