By Uma A. Segal
Even supposing stereotypically portrayed as educational and monetary achievers, Asian americans frequently stay in poverty, underserved by means of human prone, undercompensated within the staff, and topic to discrimination. even though usually perceived as a unmarried, homogenous crew, there are major transformations among Asian American cultures that impact their event. Segal, an Asian American immigrant herself, analyzes Asian immigration to the united states, together with immigrants' purposes for leaving their international locations, their allure to the united states, the problems they face in modern U.S. society, and the heritage of public attitudes and coverage towards them. Segal observes that the profile of the Asian American is formed not just by way of the immigrants and their descendents yet by means of the nation's reaction to their presence.
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Extra resources for A framework for immigration: Asians in the United States
In admitting immigrants, a nation makes a commitment to them. Unless it is willing to help them through the transitional period of adjustment, their unmet economic, social, health, and mental health needs can in both the short and the long term drain resources from the nation. On the other hand, attention to these very same immigrants may accelerate their becoming contributing members of the society. Much in the immigrant experience is shared—from emigration to immigration, including reactions to and from the receiving country.
Some segments of society perceive immigrants as assets to the receiving country, while others view them as threats that deplete it of resources and endanger the opportunities of the natives. These perceptions are reﬂected in the treatment of immigrants as they are met by border authorities. For legal immigrants, ease of entry into a country involves a number of processes, including the acquisition of an immigrant visa. Depending upon existing immigration policies, visa acquisition can be completed rapidly or it can require that the applicant wait interminably with little hope of being granted permission to enter.
Nationals. During speciﬁc periods in the history of the United States, groups of immigrants from various Asian nations have entered the country. S. immigration policy and economic needs have greatly deﬁned immigration patterns, the primary impetus for emigration has usually been conditions in the home country and the individual’s discernment of options within them. Thus, to place Asian immigration to the United States in context, it may be useful to review the events and the climate in the country of emigration during particular immigration waves.
A framework for immigration: Asians in the United States by Uma A. Segal