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There were virtually no Vietnamese students in American elementary or secondary schools before 1975. Growing up in America has been difficult for the children of refugees. As a group, they were uprooted from their homeland under frequently violent and traumatic circumstances. Read more

Source: Teaching Tolerance

VIETNAMESE IMMIGRATION IN THE UNITED STATES

The Vietnamese immigrant population has grown significantly since 1975, roughly doubling every decade between 1980 and 2000, and then increasing 26 percent in the 2000s. In 2017, more than 1.3 million Vietnamese resided in the United States, accounting for 3 percent of the nation’s 44.5 million. Read more

Source: Migration Policy Institute

FLIGHT FROM INDOCHINA: THE DISPLACEMENT CAUSED BY CONFLICTS IN VIETNAM, CAMBODIA AND LAOS

When Vietnamese boat arrivals escalated dramatically in 1979, with more than 54,000 arrivals in June alone, boat 'pushbacks' became routine and thousands of Vietnamese may have perished at sea as a result. Read more
Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

THE EXPERIENCE OF VIETNAMESE REFUGEE CHILDREN IN THE UNITED STATES

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