Immigrants

Chinese Immigrants’ Contribution to Australia

During the second half of the nineteenth century, a significant number of people seeking careers went to the distant areas where gold was discovered. It is called Gold Rush. After California was called ‘gold mountain’, Australia was regarded as ‘new gold mountain’ as the gold was found in Victoria in 1851 (Barwick & Barwick, 2001). […]

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Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants

Health care is a very complicated subject especially lately with the new reform that the government is implementing. A highly increasing portion of the population it’s currently uninsured not including a large percent that are immigrants in need of health care coverage. For this population we have to keep in mind that the status of […]

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Immigrant Detention Centers

From the historical perspective, the reason for noncitizen detention has been supported with several notions, namely: detention secures or prevents labor relationships with immigrants, immigrants will attend hearings, and they will cooperate with authorities. However, at the same time detention puts immigrants out due process and criminal justice protections. David Cole, constitutional law expert, points […]

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Baba and Nyonya – Cultural Anthropology

Peranakan Chinese and Baba-Nyonya are terms used for the descendants of late 15th and 16th-century Chinese immigrants to the Indonesian archipelago of Nusantara during the Colonial era. Members of this community in Melaka address themselves as “Nyonya Baba” instead of “Baba-Nyonya”. Nyonya is the term for the ladies and Baba for the gentlemen. It applies […]

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