Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Southeast Asian refugees in America

Refugee Arrivals to the U.S. from Southeast Asia
To provide more context to my last post, refugees from Cambodia dropped to the single digits by the mid-1990s, but a sizable stream continues from Vietnam. The annual number of Vietnamese refugees admitted to the United States rarely dips below 1,000. The sudden bump in the mid-2000s from Laos is the less than 15,000 Hmong refugees who were resettled from Wat Tham Krabok camp in Thailand's Saraburi province.

Considering the situation in Cambodia, I wonder if the number of refugees from the kingdom may climb again in the near future.

The numbers in the chart are from Southeast Asian Resource Action Center's report "Southeast Asian Americans at a Glance."

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