Garcia Family History
Immigration to the United States
Where My Family Grew Up
My family is originally from a small town in Dominican Republic called Jarabacoa, located towards the center of the island. This is the town they migrated from to the United States.
Growth of Hispanic Immigration In New York (1980's)
There was an extreme growth of immigration in New York in the late 1980's. Especially hispanic immigration!
- Hispanic residential population grew from 281,797 to about 1,783,511 in the 1980,s; about 18.8%.
Why Did They Migrate?
There were many reasons to migrate from the Dominican Republic at the time such as:
- political and social instability at home
- limited employment opportunities
- poor economic conditions