This thesis will examine the formation of a new community by Vietnamese refugees in Orange County, California. The Vietnamese arrived in the United States in 1975 after the fall of South Vietnam to the Provisional Revolutionary Government and Communist North Vietnam.
Why did Vietnamese migrate to California?
Early immigrants were refugee boat people, loyal to South Vietnam in the conflict who fled political persecution or sought economic opportunities. More than half of Vietnamese Americans reside in the two most populous states of California and Texas, primarily their large urban areas.
Why are there so many Vietnamese in California?
Thousands of refugees, fleeing persecution and reeducation camps, arrived in the United States via Camp Pendleton, in Southern California. The federal government tried to resettle refugees in towns across the country but enclaves formed in warm-weather areas: Los Angeles, Houston, New Orleans, and San Jose.
Why did the Vietnamese come to America?
Large-scale Vietnamese migration to the United States started as an influx of refugees following the end of the war. Early arrivals consisted largely of military personnel and urban professionals (and their families) who worked with the U.S. military or the South Vietnamese government.
When did Vietnamese come to the US?
Vietnamese migration to the United States has occurred in three waves, the first beginning in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War, when the fall of Saigon led to the U.S.-sponsored evacuation of approximately 125,000 Vietnamese refugees.
What city has the most Vietnamese?
Cities with more than 10,000 Vietnamese Americans
|1||San Jose, California||106,992|
|2||Garden Grove, California||52,894|
|4||San Diego, California||37,606|
Is Vietnam still communist?
Government of Vietnam
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a one-party state. A new state constitution was approved in April 1992, replacing the 1975 version. The central role of the Communist Party was reasserted in all organs of government, politics and society.
Which country has the most Vietnamese?
Overseas Vietnamese (Vietnamese: người Việt hải ngoại, or Việt Kiều) refers to Vietnamese people who live outside Vietnam. There are approximately 4.5 million overseas Vietnamese, the largest community of whom live in the United States.
|Người Việt hải ngoại|
What state has the most Vietnamese?
By far, California had the largest concentration of Vietnamese by state, 581,946, followed by Texas (210,913), Washington (66,575), Florida (58,470), and Virginia (53,529).
Which US city has the largest Chinese population?
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|San Jose, CA||194,000|
What was the war in Vietnam over?
The Vietnam War pitted communist North Vietnam and the Viet Cong against South Vietnam and the United States. The war ended when U.S. forces withdrew in 1973 and Vietnam unified under Communist control two years later.
What happened to Vietnamese boat people?
Boat people, refugees fleeing by boat. The term originally referred to the thousands of Vietnamese who fled their country by sea following the collapse of the South Vietnamese government in 1975. Crowded into small vessels, they were prey to pirates, and many suffered dehydration, starvation, and death by drowning.
How many Vietnamese died in the Vietnam War?
In 1995 Vietnam released its official estimate of the number of people killed during the Vietnam War: as many as 2,000,000 civilians on both sides and some 1,100,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong fighters. The U.S. military has estimated that between 200,000 and 250,000 South Vietnamese soldiers died.
Can Vietnamese come to us?
Vietnam does not participate in the Visa Waiver Program. To visit the United States you will need to apply for a visa.
What jobs did Vietnamese immigrants have?
Over one-quarter of employed Vietnamese immigrant men worked in manufacturing, installation, and repair occupations. More than one-third of employed Vietnamese immigrant women worked in services. Three in 10 Vietnamese immigrants lived in poverty in 2008, lower than among the foreign born overall.