The year 2015 marks a half century since the United States passed the Immigration and Nationality Act, a comprehensive immigration reform that abolished the racial quota system established in 1924 that was based on national origins. The new law admitted people based on criteria such as family reunification, skills needed in the U.S. workplace, and […]
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Vietnamese and Chinese American Cultures
By Houston History Magazine on October 28, 2015 in Business and Industry, Communities, Food, Houstonians, Race & Ethnicity, Religion
By Jessica Chew For many Vietnamese during the Vietnam War, an international refuge meant hope for survival. Other Asian ethnicities, including the Chinese, looked to the United States with optimism for a better future. Several Vietnamese and Chinese immigrants found their new home in Houston, raising first-generation, American-born children while trying to preserve a piece of their old society. Vietnam War refugees faced […]
The Pinoys of Bayou City
By Houston History Magazine on October 28, 2015 in Food, Health and Medicine, Houstonians, Military and War, Politics, Race & Ethnicity, Religion, Restaurant
The history of Filipinos in the southern United States stretches back to the mid-eighteenth century, when burgeoning trade routes between the two lands encouraged small numbers of Filipino migrants to settle in some of their first enclaves in the Americas.