Filipino Americans are individuals of Filipino ancestry/heritage who reside primarily in the United States. A Filipino American is often a citizen of the United States by either birth or naturalization. However, Filipino Americans also include immigrants, permanent residents, mixed-heritage Filipinos, students, tourists, businesspeople on visas, tago ng tago (undocumenteds), temporary workers, and transnationals who decide to reside in or move between the United States and the Philippine Islands.


Filipino Americans are one of the fastest-growing Asian American ethnic groups immigrating to the United States. According to the 1990 census, there were 1.4 million Filipino Americans nationwide. By the 2000 census, there were more than 2.4 million people with Filipino ancestry living in the United States, making Filipino Americans the second-largest Asian American group after Chinese Americans. ...

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