By Holger Henke Ph.D.
The West Indian american citizens introduces scholars and different readers to the range and cultural individuality of a becoming phase of the yank immigrant group. After an introductory bankruptcy that describes the background and folks of Jamaica and the opposite English-speaking Caribbean international locations, their migration to the U.S. and styles of adjustment and model are mentioned. subsequent, the West Indian cultural traditions, transferred to this kingdom particularly the church buildings, literature, track, and fairs, come to mind. one other bankruptcy covers family members networks, go back migration, and remittances to these participants left at the back of within the West Indies. ultimate chapters research the recent demanding situations for the West Indian americans, akin to id matters, schooling and task clients, and gang and drug difficulties, and the contributions of West Indian immigrants.
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This is particularly true for the migrants of the first half of the century. Since the 1965 Immigration Act, this trend has dissipated. 4 indicates, by the end of the 1990s, the number of Caribbean immigrants in the professional, executive, and managerial category was a mere 6 percent of the total admitted number of persons. At the same time, two-thirds of all Caribbean immigrants in this year did not report an occupation, and although this figure includes minors, this trend represents a clear deviation from previous immigration patterns from the region.
Relief, there is also a loss of skills and people power—often referred to as "brain drain"—involved in the exodus from the region (Duany 1994). Thus, in the early 1990s the active recruitment of nurses to the United States created a serious crisis in the Jamaican and Trinidadian health sectors, which suddenly found their hospitals understaffed. At the same time, the need to train new nurses and the investment in the training of those who left have to be factored as losses to the national economy.
The West Indian Americans (The New Americans) by Holger Henke Ph.D.