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Day 6. Understanding the Diversity in the Asian Immigrant Experience in the US.

“Asian immigrants represent a significant and growing share of the US population, contributing to the country’s communities and economy and representing dozens of countries of birth and languages spoken. Many come to the US on H-1B visas, which are used by the US government to employ immigrants in highly specialized and often technical fields, or on student visas for higher education. Reflecting these immigration pathways, as a broad group, Asian immigrants typically fare well on socioeconomic measures. However, contrary to the model minority myth, the experiences of Asian people in the US, including Asian immigrants, are not monolithic, with some subgroups facing significant socioeconomic challenges. Moreover, the US has a long history of exclusionary policies focused on Asian immigrants, contributing to ongoing anti-Asian sentiment and the “perpetual foreigner” stereotype, which intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic and with some recent laws restricting the actions of Chinese immigrants in particular. Increased data on Asian immigrant experiences is important for understanding their diversity of experiences and focusing initiatives, policies, and resources to address the challenges they face.” -KFF

Learn More about Understanding the Diversity in the Asian Immigrant Experience in the US at (https://www.kff.org/racial-equity-and-health-policy/poll-finding/understanding-the-diversity-in-the-asian-immigrant-experience).

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