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Essay History of Korean Immigrants

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Discipline Self Improvement
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Immigrant in United States had me thought a great deal about immigrants, more especially Korean immigrants. I opted to focus on Korean immigrants because the city I come from, Orange County, California, has a large Asian population. I do have some friends that are actually from the other country and I would hear comment about green card, immigrant functions, their home nation, and citizenship status. My hometown is the one that influenced me to research about the background of Korean immigrant. January 13, 1903, initial group of Korean immigrants arrived to Hawaii for school or work. Korean immigrants grow only little by little. The special part of that decade is Picture Brides. It is another expression for mail-order bride. Korean man immigrants in United States in the time tend to get lonely and want to marry Korean woman. They would send pictures to Korea and find someone that is willing to marry him and move to United States (Women’s History in Public: “Picture Brides” of Hawaii). I find that quite unique and it’s actually common during early 1900s. Due to an increasing population of Asian immigrants, governments created Immigrant Act of 1924, also referred to as Johnson Reed Act. The purpose of that act is to exclude all immigrants, especially Asians from entering to United States (Bureau of Public Affairs). Due to that act, it did actually decrease the numbers of immigrants from Asia, even the Picture Brides. Korean can't immigrate to American for almost twenty-five decades. Fast-forwarding to late 1940s, I noticed that in the United States census, there’s a sudden increase number of Korean immigrants population. Based on my research, that’s when the Korean War started. There are series of events that happened during that time. June 25, 1...

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