Arab Immigrants

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Arabs have been immigrating into the United States since the 1880’s. Arab-speaking countries are found southwestern Asia and North Africa. There are 22 Arab countries, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Yemen to list a few. Their heritage can be dated back a thousand years old. Arab Immigrants arrived to the United States in three particular groups. The first group of 250,000 arrived between 1890 and 1920 from the Country of Syria and regions surrounding. This group was primarily made of Christians seeking economic possibility. The next group were Palestinians coming over during World War II. The third group arrived after the prejudicial immigration laws were reformed in 1950. This group consisted of about 250,000. In 1980s the…show more content…
They carry leadership poison in many different professions. This community holds their family values very strong, take economic and educational achievements seriously and make great contributions to society in the United States. The Lebanese Americans are the greatest percent of Arab immigrants in the United States. The highest population of Egyptian Americans can be found in New Jersey. Americans of Syrian most live in Rhode Island. The biggest Palestinian population is in Illinois and Assyrian/Chaldean and Iraqi Americans can be found in California, Illinois and Michigan. The Arab American population 985 adults have at least a high school diploma, 45% have a bachelor’s degree or higher. 18% Arab Americans have a degree higher than graduate degree. This percent is doubling the American percent of ten. The Arab American adults 65% of them are in the labor force, with only a 5% unemployment rate. Only 14% of Arab Americans hold a service job, 73% work in administrative, sales, professional, managerial or technical (AAISUA). The twenty-first century Arab Americans are more politically active and educated than the average American…show more content…
This includes Persians and even non-Middle East groups like South Indians and Pakistanis, by the United States politicians. This creating a widespread anti-Arab prejudice. There have been many Federal Bureau of Investigation of the Middle Eastern people. The Regional director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) was killed in his office during the Gulf War in 1991. However, there was little to no media attention and government interaction. Even before the 1970s Arab Americans have been drawn to harassment and have been deported politically active Arab visitors or immigrants and labed as terrorist supporters. This being given without committing a crime. The negative view of stereotypes in the Middle Eastern and of Islam are found in the United States film and media including television, newspapers, and radio. There are been little creation of civil right groups, the stereotypes still gone on today in the United States. Muslim women have been harassed for wearing traditional dress and in schools and institutions this clothing is prohibited. In 1994 Cairo Conference on Population and Development held debates on this very topic, but very little came of it. In 1999 about 17 % of Arab Americans were in poverty that being more than the 12% of the total population. After September 11 2001, Arab Americans were now facing even more discrimination. This included arbitrary detention, racial profiling and
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