ERIC Number: ED246136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Geographic Distribution of Indochinese Refugees.
This paper presents information regarding the geographic distribution of Indochinese refugees in the United States and how it compares to that of the overall U.S. population and the non-refugee legal immigrant population. The following information is reported: Seventy percent of all Indochinese refugees currently reside in 10 States, with one-third of these living in California. In contrast, 53.8 percent of overall U.S. population and 80.6 percent of other immigrants live in these States. This pattern of immigrant residency has remained virtually the same in the past 40 years, as has the proportion of aliens who have chosen to reside in New York and California--the two most populous States. Further, a number of immigrant groups are more concentrated than the Southeast Asians; these include Dominicans, Mexicans, Filipinos, and Hispanics in general. Based on these data, it is argued that there are concerns about U.S. placement policy that have little to do with statistics used to demonstrate "over-concentration," and that these underlying issues should be addressed directly. These issues include: (1) definition of settlement/placement goals; (2) placement and self sufficiency; (3) placement and local impact; (4) initial placement and secondary migration; (5) timing of placement strategies; (6) factors guiding placement choices; and (7) roles and responsibilities of the various agencies concerned with resettlement. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Refugee Policy Group, Washington, DC.