Filipino Immigration Essay

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  • Filipino Immigration History

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    The Filipinos' existence in the United States is way beyond the word “illegal” nor “alien.” However, one can rarely enter into a discussion about Filipino immigrants without hearing the term "illegal alien." As a Filipino immigrant who legally migrated to the United States, I think such term is outright offensive and dehumanizing, regardless of its “political correctness.” Furthermore, as a Filipino-American living in this country, I feel it is my responsibility to correct such term; however, before

  • The Most First Generation Filipino Americans

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    the most important are the stories of the very first groups. Most first generation Filipino Americans hear about the stories of how their families ended up in the United States, but never the stories of how the very first Filipinos got here. Why did the first group of Filipinos leave all that they had in the the

  • Cardiovascular Diseases And Strokes And The Filipino Community

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    and Strokes in the Filipino Community The American culture is not easily defined. The greatest thing about the American culture is that it consists of multicultural beliefs and accepted norms. One culture that has made a great impact on the American cultural is the Filipino-American culture. As we all may know, some of the major factors that play a critical role in a culture’s identification is food and medicinal practices. Unlike the American practices, persons of the Filipino culture are more drawn

  • A Survey Of Theories Of International Migration

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    This literature review starts with a survey of theories of international migration, the emergence of Filipino Labour Diaspora, focusing on the role of the Philippine state. Consequently, it examines the role of Canadian state in attracting FLCMs to work as domestic workers in Canada. Lastly, it examines the role of the market in perpetuating gender role and victimization in labor diaspora. 1. Theories of International Migration Theories of international migration studies often neglect the role

  • Essay on Aloha and Mabuhay: A Look Into Filipino Hawai‘i

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    Filipinos are the second largest ethnicity group in Hawai‘i, right after White or Caucasian. The Filipino race and culture have become a very big part of Hawai‘i’s diverse society. In the 20th century Filipino ancestors took the risk, a gamble taken by many around the world to travel 5,445 miles from the Philippines to Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i’s elite haole were in need of laborers in the rapidly growing sugar industry, because sugar was king. The Filipinos were the last race group to arrive in Hawai‘i

  • America 's The American Dream

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    Philippine immigration began with colonization of the Philippines as a U.S. territory. When the Philippines gained its independence from the U.S. it left an impression on the Filipino people. Many Filipinos felt that immigrating to the U.S. would be an opportunity to live a life like the Americans who left an impression in their hearts. The Americans taught the filipinos a common language like English, a culture of modernism, and most of all

  • Chinatown Essay

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    Americans were forced to leave this area, a clear act of racist gentrification. They were forced to move in the current site of the proposed Pilipinotown, just west of downtown, around Temple Street and Beverly Blvd. Due to the passage of the 1965 Immigration Act, many Pilipinos started to immigrate to the United States in mass numbers as they did in the 1920s and 1930s. However, in contrast to the earlier wave of Pilipino immigrants, these newcomers formed families. Additionally, this new flock comprised

  • The Importance Of Intercultural Dialogue In Canada

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    Multi-culturalism pervades Canada as a nation, a predominately immigrant driven and sustained country that seems at times to indicate overtly and in part covert inferences from those who slip through the cycle of immigration without the opportunity of engaging and by extension impacting the conversation on intercultural dialogue in Canada. One can cite that majority of Canada’s population is comprised of diverse ethnic and cultural background of immigrants yet the term “visible minority” has been

  • My Experience With The Filipino Community

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    the Philippines. I lived in the Philippines from the ages of one to five. My mannerisms, my culture, my language was formed by the Filipino community. When people would ask me where I was from or what nationality I was, I would always say I was Filipina. In 2003, my parents decided to leave the Philippines and since then we have

  • Essay I am a Filipino Through the Eyes of an American Citizen

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    I am a Filipino Through the Eyes of an American Citizen In Webster’s New Dictionary, history is defined as a study of past events; course of life or existence. Without history, we wouldn’t know our cultures, where we came from, and the major events that changed the world. This is true for many people, because some of them don’t know their culture or their families’ history. People of color, especially many minorities who are born in America (second generation) tend to not learn their histories