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Contemporary American immigrants : patterns of Filipino, Korean, and Chinese settlement in the United States / Luciano Mangiafico.

By: Mangiafico, Luciano.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Praeger, 1988Description: xviii, 211 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0275927261 (alk. paper) :.Subject(s): Asian Americans -- Social conditions | Filipino Americans -- Social conditions | Korean Americans -- Social conditions | Chinese Americans -- Social conditions | Immigrants -- United States | United States -- Emigration and immigration | Asia -- Emigration and immigrationLOC classification: E184.O6 | M26 1988
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E184.O6 M26 1988 (Browse shelf) Withdrawn Not For Loan 0000001151778

Bibliography: p. [201]-208.

Includes index.

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A modest, somewhat pedestrian study based on published and unpublished data from the Census Bureau, Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the State Department. The first part of the book includes an unsatisfactory review of US immigration history, a sociodemographic survey of recent immigrants, and a thorough review of recent Filipino, Korean, and Chinese emigration and immigration patterns. The second part is based on 849 interviews with Filipino, Korean, and Chinese immigrants who arrived between 1980 and 1985. Mangiafico is a US diplomat who served in various consular offices in the immigrant visa branch. He is attempting to stifle critics who claim that the US is too lenient in assessing potential immigrants. The author claims that the system is working well, and uses voluminous data to support this view. Strengths include the analysis of the forces that create the desire to emigrate, the sociodemographic background of the emigres, and easily accessible and quite valuable data on the immigrants themselves. Weaknesses include a lack of historical depth, no literature review, insufficient documentation, failure to discuss methodological problems with interview data, an adequate but not a thorough bibliography, and insufficient analyses of the data. For comparison, readers should consult Harry Kitano and Roger Daniels's Asian Americans: Emerging Minorities (1988). Upper-division undergraduates and above. -T. C. Maroukis, Capital University

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<p>LUCIANO MANGIAFICO is Consul General of the U.S. Embassy in Barbados.</p>

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