ERIC Number: ED211649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
The Indochinese in America: Who Are They and How Are They Doing?
Thuy, Vuong G.
This paper examines various aspects of Indochinese immigration and resettlement patterns and problems with respect to the ethnic, cultural, and educational characteristics of refugees, and the effects of Federal, State, and local assistance programs. Highlighted among the problems are the high concentrations of refugees in urban areas, their limited English proficiency, and their unfamiliarity with the American legal, economic, transportation, and social service systems. The provisions of the Indochina Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1975, and the effects of Federal and State funding practices are also discussed. It is suggested that the Indochinese should follow examples set by other ethnic minorities in order to influence legislation and achieve political gains. (JCD)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Asian Americans, Demography, Federal Programs, Government Role, Immigrants, Indochinese, Land Settlement, Migration Patterns, Refugees, Social Services
Not available separately; see UD 022 038.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.