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Very Fat Pandas presents

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Harsh Patel

on 3 October 2014

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Transcript of Very Fat Pandas presents

Union City,Califnia
November Paw’s parents traveled from Burma to Thailand, because the Burmese military were trying to kill them. They stayed at the Mae La settlement until they could escape from the military and immigrate to America. In America, she was able to get all of the education and freedom she wanted. November adapted to America, learned English, and had success.

Immigration of Thais to the U.S.

The Very Fat Pandas presents
By: Harsh Patel, Gable Perez, Brandon Sun , Jonathan Lam
A Personal Thai Immigration Story
The state with the most Thai population is California. It harbors 32000 + people , and most of California’s Thai population reside in Los Angeles at 19000 Thai people.

New York has the second biggest Thai population. It has 6,000+ Thai people living there, with most in New York City.

Texas has the third biggest concentration of Thais, with around 5,800+ people, most of them being in Dallas or Houston.

One year thai visa
In 1961, the Vietnam War caused refugees from Indo China flooded Thailand. The increase of refugees led the Thais to realize that immigration to the United States was possible and went there because of the education and economic standards. In the end, there were 64,000 Thai immigrants in the U.S. by the 1970s governmental census, and by the 2000s census there were a bit more than 150,000 Thais in the United States.
The second wave of Thai immigrants was caused by the American’s military funding that was poured into bases, Thai police, and eventually the native Thai’s bank accounts. Taking this as an opportunistic idea, the American funding eventually moved most of the Thais to the US, as well as start the steady trickle of Thai immigrants to the US.
There were around 6,500 Thai immigrants per year during the time period of 1980’s - 1990’s, which declined in to less than 3,000 in the years 1997-2002 due to families being reunited.

In 1961, the beginning of the Vietnam war, the Thais wanted to go to the US because education and economics were beneficial the time .There were 64,000 immigrants (Thai ) during the year of 1990 in the U.S.
Thai immigrants were a ratio of three women to one man.
Thais are famous for the new food varieties they brought over, and now Thai food and flavorings can be found in some restaurants today!

During the Vietnam war, the soldiers they sent to Thailand got influenced by the food and culture there. Many of the soldiers brought home Thai wives, and boosted the amount of Thai immigrants.
Map of Thailand

: "Countries and Their Cultures." Thai Americans. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2014.

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