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Asian Immigrant Integration in the Southern Region of the United States

  • Suzie S. WengEmail author
Social Science and Public Policy


Starting in the 1980s, an influx of immigrants moved away from traditional gateway cities or came into the United States and settled in emerging localities in the southern region of the United States. The rapid immigrant growth and the preeminence of the historic Black-White binary racial composition in the South necessitates the need for discussion on race and immigration. This qualitative study explores the integration of Asian immigrants in localities in the South. Themes found in this study were experiences of settling in the South, perspectives on integrating into the local community, and strategies and challenges for moving forward to live in the South. Findings will contribute to better understanding of the impact of Asian immigrants in the South and their experiences of integration into the local community.


Immigrant incorporation Race relations Newcomers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social WorkCalifornia State University, Long BeachLong BeachUSA

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