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These students were chosen from wealthy and elite Filipino families initially, but were later from a more diverse background; additionally other Filipino students came to the United States for education outside of the program, many of whom did not return to the Philippines.
A significant portion of these immigrants were in the medical field, due to medical personnel shortages in the United State such as in nursing, making the Philippines become the largest source of healthcare professionals to the United States. Navy ended the Philippines Enlistment Program due to the end of the 1947 Military Bases Agreement; the program allowed about thirty-five thousand Filipinos to join the U. Navy, many of whom immigrated to the United States.
In California, Filipinos were initially concentrated in its Central Valley, especially in Stockton, but later shifted to Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Other states with significant populations of Filipinos include Hawaii, Illinois, Texas, and Washington.
Another result of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 was that family reunification based immigration added to the total amount of Filipino immigrants resulting in two distinct economic groups within the Filipino American community. Filipino Americans are the largest group of Asian Americans in 10 of the 13 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Washington, Wyoming; Filipino Americans are also the largest group of Asian Americans in South Dakota.
Among the 1,814,000 Philippines-born Filipino Americans, the states with their largest concentrations were California (44.8 percent), Hawaii (6.2 percent), New Jersey (4.8 percent), Texas (4.8 percent), and Illinois (4.7 percent).
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A special thank you to Senior Officer Sullivan for coordinating this event and to all the officers for attending and taking time from your busy schedules to visit our participants.
Migration of significant numbers of Filipinos to the United States did not occur until the early 20th century, when the Philippines was an overseas territory of the United States.
After World War II, and until 1965, migration of Filipinos to the United States was reduced limited to primarily military and medical connected immigration.
We service participants representing a wide variety of ethnic and minority groups including Hispanic, Filipino, Asian, African-Americans and Caucasians.
Our program emphasizes a partnership between the patient, family, physician and community in working towards maintaining personal independence and an enjoyable way of life.