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Filipinos in North America were first documented in the 16th century,  and other small settlements beginning in the 18th century. Filipino sailors were the first Asians in South America. During the s, a majority of Filipino immigrating to the United States were not skilled. Philippine independence was recognized by the United States on July 4, After independence in , Filipino American numbers continued to grow. Immigration was reduced significantly during the s, except for those who served in the United States Navy , and increased following immigration reform in the s.
Perceived Social Standing among Asian Immigrants in the U.S.: Do Reasons for Immigration Matter?
We investigate the association between a subjective measure of social status and the reasons for immigration among Asian immigrants in the U. We use data from the National Latino and Asian American Study to test several hypotheses about this association. Our analyses show the positive effect on perceived social standing of migrating for better education, the negative effect of migrating to seek employment, and the negative impact of refugee status. Migrating for family reunification can be associated with various circumstances, which lead to differing outcomes. The results suggest that the notion that immigrants arrive in the U. In the last twenty years, Asian immigrants 1 have been the most rapidly expanding group in the U.
Philippine society is a unique blend of diversity and homogeneity. Although geographically part of Southeast Asia , the country is culturally strongly Euro-American. Forces of assimilation have constantly worked to overcome cultural differences between the various ethnic groups that are scattered—sometimes in relative isolation—throughout the archipelago. Nearly four centuries of Western rule, however, have left an indelible imprint on the Philippines, serving as a conduit for the introduction of Western culture and as the catalyst for the emergence of a sense of Philippine political and cultural unity.