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To The United States of America
By
Juan Carlos Leon

“One of the Juan Gonzalez thesis is that the
Latin American migration into the United
States is a result of the USA proc...

 Named after Christopher Columbus
 49% are Mestizos, 37% are White, 10.6% Afro Colombian (including
Mulattos), 3.4% Am...

 Based on the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the
external Colombian population is 4.7 million or almost 10%
of ...

Figures
www.migrationinformation.org

Figures
Source: Department of
Homeland Security,
Yearbook of Immigration
Statistics, 2008. Figures
include only immigran...

 Search for better job opportunities, which means
demand for unskilled labor in developed countries
and higher pay skil...

 The most well-known concentration of Colombians in the
U.S are in Queens, NY, in the areas of Jackson Heights,
Elmhurs...

 A negative loss of talent for Colombia because the
majority of migrants tend to be better educated and in the
prime of...

 Voices of Colombia from the Streets of Chicago
 Colombian Americans Documentary
 The Colombian Connection: Part I
 ...

 Centro Civico Colombiano in Queens, New York
 Colombian American Coalition in Miami
 The Colombian Way
Websites
 Collier, Michael W., “Colombian Migration to South Florida: A Most Unwelcome Reception (Working Paper No. 9)” (2004).
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  1. 1. To The United States of America By Juan Carlos Leon
  2. 2.  “One of the Juan Gonzalez thesis is that the Latin American migration into the United States is a result of the USA processes of territorial expansion, colonization and economic/political hegemonic over the Latin American countries.” Prof. Luis Alvarez-Lopez, Ph.D. Immigration and Public Policy 2012, The Today Historical Roots of the labor system. Intro
  3. 3.   Named after Christopher Columbus  49% are Mestizos, 37% are White, 10.6% Afro Colombian (including Mulattos), 3.4% Amerindian, 0.01% Romani.  Colombia´s capital city has a lower murder rate than the USA´s capital city  Colombia is home to the biggest theater festival, biggest salsa festival, biggest flower parade, biggest outdoor horse parade and second biggest carnival in the world  Bogotá has the most extensive network of cycle routes out of every city in Latin America and almost the world  Colombia is the worlds third largest manufacturer of women’s lingerie  Colombia has the tallest seaside mountain in the world: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Facts
  4. 4.   Based on the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the external Colombian population is 4.7 million or almost 10% of the country’s population.  34.6% are in the United States, 23.1% in Spain, 20% in Venezuela, 3.1% in Ecuador and 2% in Canada. The rest are scattered out throughout the world  The largest South American ethnic group in the United States  The seventh-largest population of Hispanic origin living in the United States, accounting for 1.9% of the U.S. Figures
  5. 5.  Figures www.migrationinformation.org
  6. 6.  Figures Source: Department of Homeland Security, Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, 2008. Figures include only immigrants who obtained legal permanent resident status.
  7. 7.   Search for better job opportunities, which means demand for unskilled labor in developed countries and higher pay skilled labor force in developed countries  Family reunification is an important motivation for migrating  Supply of higher education studies in other countries  Political, social, economic problems & insecurity, have fueled both voluntary and forced migration Reasons
  8. 8.   The most well-known concentration of Colombians in the U.S are in Queens, NY, in the areas of Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Corona & Woodside  Other States are: New Jersey, Florida, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut & Texas  Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Colombia Where?
  9. 9.   A negative loss of talent for Colombia because the majority of migrants tend to be better educated and in the prime of working life; making it a “brain drain” diaspora.  Positive because of remittances; which have surpassed the value of coffee exports Effects
  10. 10.   Voices of Colombia from the Streets of Chicago  Colombian Americans Documentary  The Colombian Connection: Part I  The Colombian Connection: Part II Voices
  11. 11.   Centro Civico Colombiano in Queens, New York  Colombian American Coalition in Miami  The Colombian Way Websites
  12. 12.  Collier, Michael W., “Colombian Migration to South Florida: A Most Unwelcome Reception (Working Paper No. 9)” (2004). LACC Working Paper Series (2001-). Paper 2. http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/laccwps/2  John Leon. Turning brain drain into brain gain: the Colombian experience of the diaspora option. By .http://www.academia.edu/1854585/Turning_brain_drain_into_brain_gain_the_Colombian_experience_of_the_diaspora_opti on  Juan Gonzalez. Chapter Nine, Colombians and Panamanians: Overcoming Division and Disdain. Harvest of Empire, A History of Latinos in America.  Luis Eduardo Guarnizo, Arturo Ignacio Sanchez & Elizabeth M. Roach (1999) Mistrust, fragmented solidarity, and transnational migration: Colombians in New York City and Los Angeles, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 22:2, 367-396, DOI: 10.1080/014198799329521  Luis Eduardo Guarnizo & Luz Marina Diaz (1999) Transnational migration: a view from Colombia, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 22:2, 397-421, DOI: 10.1080/014198799329530  Colombia Nos Une. Fortaleciendo vinculos con los colombianos en el exterior. http://www.redescolombia.org  Myriam Berube, Migration Information Source, Colombia: In the Crossfire.  Seth Motel and Eileen Patten, Hispanics of Colombian Origin in the United States, 2010, PewResearch Hispanic Center. June 27, 2012. http://www.pewhispanic.org/2012/06/27/hispanics-of-colombian-origin-in-the-united-states-2010/  Boston Redevelopment Authority. http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/pdf/ResearchPublications//ColombianImmigrantsinBoston.pdf  Immigration in America, http://immigrationinamerica.org/441-colombian-immigrants.html?newsid=441  Helen B. Narrow, Harvard University, Colombian Americans. http://helenmarrow.com/wp- content/uploads/2011/10/Marrow_2005_EL_ColombianAmers.pdf Sources
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