Clearinghouse Resource

Title

Invisible Newcomers: Refugees from Burma/Myanmar and Bhutan in the United States

Authors/Editors

Association for Asianm American Studies (AAAS)

Publisher(s)

Washington, DC: Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2014, 40 pages

Description of Resource

This report paints a historical and demographic portrait of the Burmese and Bhutanese experience in the United States and gives voice to one Southeast Asian refugee community and one South Asian refugee community who are largely invisible in the current national discourse on Asian American socioeconomic outcomes. National data show that Bhutanese and Burmese constitute a large proportion of refugees to the United States in recent years. Refugee experiences in this study are based on existing statistical data, interviews with 10 refugees working in different capacities, and a review of existing studies and reports1 . Lastly, we would like to add an important note that in portions of the statistical data (specifically from the Current Population Survey), the Bhutanese population is placed into the "all others" category and cannot be disaggregated. Thus, interviews and other sources of information are used to help tell the Bhutanese narrative. (Description from source)

Languages

English

Availability

http://apiasf.org/research/APIASF_Burma_Bhutan_Report.pdf