Asian Indian Immigrants in America and Sociocultural Issues in Counseling

Ramisetty-Mikler, Suhasini
January 1993
Journal of Multicultural Counseling & Development;Jan93, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p36
Academic Journal
This article focuses on Asian Indian immigrants in the U.S. Asian Indian immigrants began to arrive in the United States in sizable numbers after the U.S. Immigration Act of 1965 was passed. This act ended the national origins quota system and opened the doors for professional Asian Indians and their families to enter the United States as immigrants under various categories. It also allowed naturalized Asian Indian citizens to be able to sponsor the immigration of their siblings and parents. The term Asian Indian refers to people who are originally from India. The term Asian refers to those who actually live in countries that make up the Asian continent. Hence, it includes people belonging to Oriental countries such as China and Japan, as well as Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Chinese and Japanese were the subjects of discussion in American research because they started arriving in significant numbers much earlier than Asian Indians, somewhere around 1860 and 1880, respectively.


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