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By Uma A. Segal

Even if stereotypically portrayed as educational and monetary achievers, Asian americans usually reside in poverty, underserved via human companies, undercompensated within the group, and topic to discrimination. even supposing frequently perceived as a unmarried, homogenous team, there are major changes among Asian American cultures that have an effect on their adventure. Segal, an Asian American immigrant herself, analyzes Asian immigration to the united states, together with immigrants' purposes for leaving their international locations, their allure to the united states, the problems they face in modern U.S. society, and the background of public attitudes and coverage towards them. Segal observes that the profile of the Asian American is formed not just via the immigrants and their descendents yet via the nation's reaction to their presence.

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Depending upon existing immigration policies, visa acquisition can be completed rapidly or it can require that the applicant wait interminably with little hope of being granted permission to enter. Countries prefer to grant visas to those who have the potential to contribute to their well-being. Virtually every industrialized nation, and many developing ones as well, now house populations of immigrants who are undocumented and who cross borders without official authorization. While for them there is no question of seeking an entry visa, the likelihood of being apprehended and imprisoned or returned to their country of origin increases exponentially.

The trauma of entry may be exacerbated by the travel necessary to reach the destination—the modes of transportation, the safety and comfort of that transportation, and the route followed. Depending on their resources, whether immigrants are legally admitted into a receiving country and whether they are transported by airplane (for example) directly to their destination will affect how satisfactory the process is for them. It will also set the tone for the initial days in the host country. Legality does not ensure ease of entry, however.

In addition to obstacles associated with discrimination, immigrants entering a new society often encounter other barriers to full inclusion in economic activities. The absence of the network ties necessary to gain access to or succeed in certain occupations or professional or internal labor markets may exclude those with foreign credentials. The skills of immigrants, especially refugees, are often concentrated in specific occupations and may not be directly transferable. As discussed above, the readiness of a country to receive immigrants can be gauged by its immigration policies and the availability of economic opportunities.

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