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Multicultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest by Ronald Bayor, Ronald H. Bayor

By Ronald Bayor, Ronald H. Bayor

One of many major purposes the us has developed so speedy and extensively within the final a hundred years is the big variety of ethnically varied immigrants that experience develop into a part of its inhabitants. humans from each quarter of the realm have come to the USA with a view to detect their goals of extra chance and higher lives, both for themselves or for his or her children.This ebook offers a desirable photo of the lives of immigrants from 50 international locations who've contributed considerably to the range of the USA, exploring all elements of the immigrants' lives within the previous international in addition to the recent. each one essay explains why those humans have come to the us, how they've got adjusted to and built-in into American society, and what portends for his or her destiny. money owed of the reviews of the second one new release and the consequences of kinfolk among the U.S. and the sending nation around out those strangely wealthy and demographically targeted pix.

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The term Afghan comprises a number of ethnic groups, the population of Afghanistan being extremely heterogeneous. Within Afghanistan, the most populous 12 | Afghan Immigrants Two Afghan American women walk past an American flag October 24, 2001, in the “Little Kabul” district of Fremont, California. The Afghan community in Fremont is showing support for the United States by displaying flags. Fremont has one of the largest Afghan communities in the United States. (Justin Sullivan /Getty Images) ethnic groups include Pashtun, Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek, Turkmen, Baluchi, along with many other smaller groups.

1995 The Taliban capture Herat. 1996 The Taliban capture Kabul, thus consolidating their control. 1996–2001 The Taliban bring a degree of stability to Afghanistan but their methods of control are brutal and disregard human rights. 2000–2002 Severe drought affects much of the country, particularly the north. 2001 Terrorist attacks of September 11. -led coalition forces and the Northern Alliance cause the Taliban to flee. 4 | Afghan Immigrants 2002–2003 Some 2 million refugees return to Afghanistan, mainly from Pakistan and Iran.

S. Immigration and Naturalization Service 1992 2001). By the year 2000, the numbers of Afghans being accepted as refugees began to rise again as American awareness about the TalibanÊs abuse of human rights, and particularly subjugation of women, began to grow. Since 1999, the United States has run a resettlement program for Afghan refugees in Pakistan who have been identified as having special protection needs by the UNHCR. Robson et al. (2002) suggest that these new arrivals can be divided into two groups: victims of torture, racial, and political persecution, where Demographic Profile | 11 the main applicant is usually a male head of household; and „women-at-risk‰ cases, often widows and/or the victims of domestic violence, sexual exploitation, or other human rights abuses.

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