Chinese Immigrants In New York city By: Alex Greetham, Natasha Lopez, Aimee Martinez, Gabriel Yanez, Jerrica Williams
Foreign-Born Population <ul><li>Total Number of Chinese Foreign born :  277,116 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>75% of total Chinese...
Top Three NYC Neighborhoods <ul><li>Queens:  143,126  38%  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Flushing) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Brookly...
 
Top Three NYC Neighborhoods <ul><li>Interactive Map: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.socialexplorer.com/pub/maps/map3.aspx?g=...
How did they Get here?  <ul><li>The predominant means of entry for Chinese: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Family – sponsored i...
Family-Sponsored <ul><li>On April 18, 1906 the San Francisco earthquake and fire destroyed the Hall of Records. </li></ul>...
“ Illegal”  <ul><li>Fujian Province, with the help of what are known as “snakeheads”.  </li></ul><ul><li>Snakeheads are un...
Asylum Seekers  <ul><li>After Tiananmen Massacre, US adopted a fairly generous policy towards Chinese asylum seekers for t...
Educational attainment U.S Census Bureau. (2000).  http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFIteratedFacts?_event=ChangeGeo...
Contribution to the Labor Force <ul><li>48.8% of the Chinese Immigrant Population is a part of the Labor force.  </li></ul...
Employment Asian American Federation of New York.
Income U.S Census Bureau. (2000).  http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFIteratedFacts?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=1...
Household <ul><li>6 out of 10 married  </li></ul><ul><li>Average of 3.19 people in a household  </li></ul><ul><li>85.8 % s...
Age Composition U.S Census Bureau. (2000).  http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFIteratedFacts?_event=ChangeGeoContext...
Gender Distribution U.S Census Bureau. (2000).  http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFIteratedFacts?_event=ChangeGeoCon...
What does this tell us? <ul><li>The Chinese are the most represented Asian population in New York City </li></ul><ul><li>T...
What Don’t we know? <ul><li>The personal experience of Chinese immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>The opportunities given to the...
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  1. 1. Chinese Immigrants In New York city By: Alex Greetham, Natasha Lopez, Aimee Martinez, Gabriel Yanez, Jerrica Williams
  2. 2. Foreign-Born Population <ul><li>Total Number of Chinese Foreign born : 277,116 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>75% of total Chinese Population </li></ul></ul>U.S Census Bureau. (2000) American FactFinder Fact Sheet for a Race, Ethnic Group, or Ancestry Group: NYC Chinese Alone Retrieved February 27, 2010
  3. 3. Top Three NYC Neighborhoods <ul><li>Queens: 143,126 38% </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Flushing) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Brooklyn: 125,050 33% </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Sunset Park) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manhattan: 90,158 24% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Chinatown) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Top Three NYC Neighborhoods <ul><li>Interactive Map: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.socialexplorer.com/pub/maps/map3.aspx?g=0&mapi=2000%20Census%20Tract&themei=1 </li></ul>
  5. 6. How did they Get here? <ul><li>The predominant means of entry for Chinese: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Family – sponsored immigration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Undocumented “illegal” immigrants </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Asylees </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Family-Sponsored <ul><li>On April 18, 1906 the San Francisco earthquake and fire destroyed the Hall of Records. </li></ul><ul><li>Because records were destroyed, Chinese could claim more children than they actually had. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Paper sons” </li></ul>Keefe, Patrick Radden. “Snakeheads and Smuggling: The Dynamics of Illegal Chinese Immigration”. MIT Press Journals. Vol. 26. No. 1. Spring 2009
  7. 8. “ Illegal” <ul><li>Fujian Province, with the help of what are known as “snakeheads”. </li></ul><ul><li>Snakeheads are underground smugglers who arrange for the entry of immigrants through merchant ships. </li></ul><ul><li>This passage cost the immigrants $40,000+ </li></ul>“ From China to Chinatown: Snake Heads and Human Smuggling”. The Century Foundation. ForaTV. 2009
  8. 9. Asylum Seekers <ul><li>After Tiananmen Massacre, US adopted a fairly generous policy towards Chinese asylum seekers for those stating they were: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Democracy protestors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opposed to Communism in Beijing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fleeing the One Child Policy </li></ul></ul>“ From China to Chinatown: Snake Heads and Human Smuggling”. The Century Foundation. ForaTV. 2009
  9. 10. Educational attainment U.S Census Bureau. (2000). http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFIteratedFacts?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=16000US3651000&_geoContext=01000US&_street=&_county=new+york+city&_cityTown=new+york+city&_state=&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&_submenuId=factsheet_2&ds_name=DEC_2000_SAFF&_ci_nbr=035&qr_name=DEC_2000_SAFF_R1010&reg=DEC_2000_SAFF_R1010%3A035&_keyword=&_industry=
  10. 11. Contribution to the Labor Force <ul><li>48.8% of the Chinese Immigrant Population is a part of the Labor force. </li></ul>U.S Census Bureau. (2000). http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFIteratedFacts?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=16000US3651000&_geoContext=01000US&_street=&_county=new+york+city&_cityTown=new+york+city&_state=&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&_submenuId=factsheet_2&ds_name=DEC_2000_SAFF&_ci_nbr=035&qr_name=DEC_2000_SAFF_R1010&reg=DEC_2000_SAFF_R1010%3A035&_keyword=&_industry=
  11. 12. Employment Asian American Federation of New York.
  12. 13. Income U.S Census Bureau. (2000). http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFIteratedFacts?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=16000US3651000&_geoContext=01000US&_street=&_county=new+york+city&_cityTown=new+york+city&_state=&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&_submenuId=factsheet_2&ds_name=DEC_2000_SAFF&_ci_nbr=035&qr_name=DEC_2000_SAFF_R1010&reg=DEC_2000_SAFF_R1010%3A035&_keyword=&_industry= $37,163 $38,293 $37,857 $41,887
  13. 14. Household <ul><li>6 out of 10 married </li></ul><ul><li>Average of 3.19 people in a household </li></ul><ul><li>85.8 % speak a language other than English at home </li></ul><ul><li>42 percent homeownership </li></ul>U.S Census Bureau. (2000). http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFIteratedFacts?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=16000US3651000&_geoContext=01000US&_street=&_county=new+york+city&_cityTown=new+york+city&_state=&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&_submenuId=factsheet_2&ds_name=DEC_2000_SAFF&_ci_nbr=035&qr_name=DEC_2000_SAFF_R1010&reg=DEC_2000_SAFF_R1010%3A035&_keyword=&_industry=
  14. 15. Age Composition U.S Census Bureau. (2000). http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFIteratedFacts?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=16000US3651000&_geoContext=01000US&_street=&_county=new+york+city&_cityTown=new+york+city&_state=&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&_submenuId=factsheet_2&ds_name=DEC_2000_SAFF&_ci_nbr=035&qr_name=DEC_2000_SAFF_R1010&reg=DEC_2000_SAFF_R1010%3A035&_keyword=&_industry=
  15. 16. Gender Distribution U.S Census Bureau. (2000). http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFIteratedFacts?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=16000US3651000&_geoContext=01000US&_street=&_county=new+york+city&_cityTown=new+york+city&_state=&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&_submenuId=factsheet_2&ds_name=DEC_2000_SAFF&_ci_nbr=035&qr_name=DEC_2000_SAFF_R1010&reg=DEC_2000_SAFF_R1010%3A035&_keyword=&_industry=
  16. 17. What does this tell us? <ul><li>The Chinese are the most represented Asian population in New York City </li></ul><ul><li>They have very distinct neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>The biggest struggle of the integration process for Chinese immigrants is the understanding and proficiency of the English language </li></ul><ul><li>Half of the immigrants contribute to the labor force, therefore they are taking the necessary steps for economic integration </li></ul>
  17. 18. What Don’t we know? <ul><li>The personal experience of Chinese immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>The opportunities given to the Chinese that helps them integrate </li></ul><ul><li>The relationship between the Chinese Americans and the rest of those New Yorkers </li></ul>

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