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Impact of the Foreign Chinese Migration on Urban America

NCJ Number
J A Santoro
Date Published
93 pages
This report identifies demographic and cultural issues that are impacting the Nation and California, with emphasis on the City of Monterey Park and the impact of Chinese migration on Monterey Park by the year 2000.
In recent years, the country has experienced heavy immigration of Asians with concentration in metropolitan areas, especially California and Hawaii. The growing heterogeneity among Asian immigrants will result in shifts in the ethnic makeup of California and will create a challenge to public administrators in the future. This report examines the clan in China, which is determined by ties of blood and marriage, as well as the family as the basic social unit. It notes that Monterey Park, Calif., has seen dramatic increases in percentages of overseas Chinese in the last 8 years. The five trends (to the year 2000) identified that will have the most influence on Monterey Park are: (1) Asian population, (2) land use/increased density, (3) traffic, (4) financial difficulty, and (5) law enforcement. The strategic plan developed to implement a set of policies to assist local government agencies included assisting cities in preparing for the impact of Chinese migration, and developing a system to measure the impact and make periodic adjustments. Graphs and tables. (Author abstract modified)