A framework for immigration: Asians in the United States by Uma A. Segal PDF

By Uma A. Segal

Even though stereotypically portrayed as educational and financial achievers, Asian americans usually stay in poverty, underserved through human companies, undercompensated within the team, and topic to discrimination. even supposing usually perceived as a unmarried, homogenous staff, there are major adjustments among Asian American cultures that impact their event. Segal, an Asian American immigrant herself, analyzes Asian immigration to the united states, together with immigrants' purposes for leaving their nations, their appeal to the united states, the problems they face in modern U.S. society, and the background of public attitudes and coverage towards them. Segal observes that the profile of the Asian American is formed not just through the immigrants and their descendents yet by way of the nation's reaction to their presence.

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With the ease of transportation and changes in immigration and refugee policies, increasing numbers of people are migrating from their places of birth to escape conditions at home or to explore opportunities in foreign lands. Receiving countries have felt their impact and must modify, expand, or develop policies, programs, and services for them. When immigrants arrive with enough resources that they are able to contribute to the host country, it may not find it as necessary to enact changes as it does when the immigrants do not have sufficient resources.

Furthermore, although indications are that skin color universally defines “foreignness,” regardless of specific culture, identity, behaviors, or network affiliation (Reitz and Sklar 1997), the “appropriate” skin color may not preclude prejudice and racism (Hickman and Walter 1995). Thus, the immigrants’ ability to find their niche in the new country depends greatly on the resources they bring. Economic, professional, and educational resources, along with language capability, are the most obvious assets that can help an individual ease into a new society.

Similar to segmented assimilation is the phenomenon of integration. The tradition of “uniqueness” remains strong (Shuval 1998) as individuals retain major elements of their own heritage yet accept new behavior and values that do not conflict with their old ones, adding to their total repertoire. While they do accept new ideas, integrationists do not relinquish any of their own traditions, as both the original culture and contact with the majority are considered important (Van Oudenhoven, Prins, and Buunk 1998).

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