The Foreign-born Hmong in the United States

Jennifer Yau
Date of Publication: 
January, 2005
Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

The summer of 2004 marked the beginning of the latest refugee wave from the US Cold War involvement in Indochina. More than 15,000 Hmong refugees from Laos, who have spent years in Thailand, were being resettled in the U.S.  

This MPI Spotlight provides an overview of the political developments marking their experience as refugees over the last three decades, as well as statistics representing the Hmong's demographic impact in the U.S.  

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Yau, J. (2005). The Foreign-born Hmong in the United States. Washington, D.C.: Migration Policy Institute. Retrieved from