Dominican Imigration

By: Guadalupe Junior Carrera Morales

In what year did the Dominican start migrating?

Large-scale migration from the Dominican Republic to the United States began in the 1960's.

Why did they go to U.S.?

the wake of economic and political turbulence that occurred after dictator Rafael Trujillo was killed by rebels in 1961 and the U.S. military and other government agencies intervened.

What US immigration laws or policies were in effect at the time of the Dominican's migration?

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed "The Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965", also known as the Hart-Celler Act, abolished an earlier quota system based on national origin and established a new immigration policy based on reuniting immigrant families and attracting skilled labor to the United States.

How many Dominican came to the United States?

The Dominican immigrant population in the United States, which stood at 12,000 in 1960, grew rapidly after that: reaching 350,000 in 1990 and 879,000 in 2010.
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Where did they settle?

Most Dominican migrants settled in New York. In 1980, over 73 percent of Dominicans resided in the state of New York

What is the most popular jobs for the Dominican?

The massive arrival of Dominicans coincided with a socioeconomic restructuring in the labor market; more jobs were being created in the service sector than in any other area, and stable, unionized blue-collar manufacturing jobs

How does Dominican contribute to the United States culture?

Many persons in the United States identify The Dominican Republic as a land that produces great baseball players and as a country with many tropical beach resorts.