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Southeast Asian Americans

Southeast Asian Americans comprise six Southeast Asian groups: Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, Hmong, Chinese Vietnamese, and Mien. A majority of this population migrated to the United States during the Vietnam War. Since 1975, more than 1.5 million Southeast Asians have fled their homes and sought refuge in the United States. The mass exodus of the Southeast Asian population was prompted by political turmoil and genocide; as a result, they have become one of the fastest-growing ethnic groups in the United States. Southeast Asians have settled in every state in the United States, but they are especially concentrated in California, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

An overview of the psychosocial challenges encountered by this population will be provided. Because a majority of Southeast Asians arrived in the United States ...

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