Week 3 Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian American Rambaut notes that diversity is the hallmark of Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian refugees coming to the United States. How are the groups similar or different from one another? What factors shaped the patterns of settlement and secondary migration that later emerged? The influx of thousands of immigrants from Southeast Asia during the mid to late 1970’s noticeable a new era in immigration to the United States because of multiple aspects. One of the characteristics that defined this new era was the region from which these new immigrants were coming. A second mannerism of this new era was that the arrival of these immigrants created a strong, negative reaction among Americans against them. Furthermore, the arrival of these immigrants led to new legislation regarding their status. The first major influx of Cambodian immigrants who began arriving in the United States during the late 1970’s was part of a large group of refugees from Southeast Asia fleeing political instability in their homelands. As the Indochina War, the refugee shares a common history and experience the face in War. However, “they have different social back grounds, language, cultural, and often adversarial histories, and reflect different patterns of settlement and adaption in America” (pg.178). They range from member of the elites of former back government to Vietnamese and Chinese “boat people” survivors of the killing field of Cambodia in the late 1970s, and farmer from the highlands of northern Laos” (pg.178). Each of these ethnic group there are major different in social class. The war produced massive refugee population in United State. According to the text during the war “the first refugee arrives in U.S was Vietnamese immigration in 1952, then Cambodian immigrant arrived in 1953 Laotian in 1959”. (pg. 181). Most of the refugee are university students. The refugee was primarily placed in separate zip code in different state and half of the refugee are send to the state of their choice. Like other immigrants from Southeast Asia, Cambodian immigrants have inclined to work mostly in low-wage jobs. Many have looked for work similar to what they did in Cambodia, but some who had professional training have been unable to find corresponding employment in the United States. Cambodian Americans have generally had a difficult time economically in the United States. Unemployment among them is high. Many of them have lived in poverty and been dependent on government assistance · In the chapter “Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian Americans” Ruben G. Rumbaut discusses the immigration and settlement of refugees and immigrants from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Rumbaut highlights the very different experiences these groups of people went through and currently go through compared to other Asian American groups. One main driving factor that effected their settlement and adaptation was the effect that the Vietnam Wa.