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1 Situational Barriers to Disaster Resilience: Foreign Birth Session 16

2 2 Session Objectives  Analyze the relationship between being an immigrant or non-US resident and the ability to respond to a disaster, paying attention to categories of immigrants most likely to be at a disadvantage  Locate and use sources of data on U.S. immigration levels and patterns to assess characteristics of current U.S. foreign-born population  Assess current laws and policies related to immigration status and qualification for disaster- related programs  Locate and/or develop disaster mitigation and response initiatives targeting immigrants

3 Session 163 What were some of the issues in these events involving foreign-born populations?  Whittier Narrows Earthquake  Hurricane Andrew  Northridge Earthquake

4 Session 164 Some Characteristics Placing Foreign-Born at Disadvantage:  Language deficiencies  Cultural differences  Bad experiences with governments  Limited education  Past disaster experiences  Uncertain legal status  Isolation  Economic marginality  Poor health  Prejudice  Others?

5 Session 165 Population Size and Composition  Approximately 28.4 million foreign-born people live in the United States.  The foreign born represent 10.4 percent of the U.S. population.  People born in Latin America comprise approximately 51.0 percent of the U.S. foreign-born population.

6 Session 166 Foreign-Born Population by World Region of Birth (in Millions) Source: Current Population Survey, March 2000, PGP-3 U S C E N S U S B U R E A U

7 Session 167 Percent Distribution of Foreign Born by World Region of Birth Source: Current Population Survey, March 2000, PGP-3 U S C E N S U S B U R E A U Latin America 51.0% Asia 25.5% Europe 15.3% Other Regions 8.1%

8 Session 168 Regional Population Distribution by Origin (by percentage) Source: Current Population Survey, March 2000, PGP-3 U S C E N S U S B U R E A U

9 Session 169 Type of Metropolitan Residence by Origin Source: Current Population Survey, March 2000, PGP-3 U S C E N S U S B U R E A U Foreign BornNative 27.5% 51.9% 20.7% 5.1% 45.1%49.8%

10 Session 1610 Source: Current Population Survey, March 2000, PGP-3 U S C E N S U S B U R E A U  Relatively few foreign-born people are under age 18 (10.0 percent) compared with 28.3 percent of the native population.  The foreign born are more likely than natives to be 18 to 64 years of age.  The largest percentage of foreign born are in the age group.

11 Session 1611 Source: Current Population Survey, March 2000, PGP-3 U S C E N S U S B U R E A U Foreign Born Native Age Distribution by Sex and Origin (in Percent) MaleFemale Male Age

12 Session 1612 Source: Current Population Survey, March 2000, PGP-3 U S C E N S U S B U R E A U Marital Status by Nativity Foreign BornNative 53.2% 11.8% 28.5% 6.5% 5.3% 61.0% 24.8% 9.0%

13 Session 1613 Source: Current Population Survey, March 2000, PGP-3 U S C E N S U S B U R E A U Percent with Less Than 9 th Grade Completed by Origin (Population 25 Years and over)

14 Session 1614 Source: Current Population Survey, March 2000, PGP-3 U S C E N S U S B U R E A U Percent Below Poverty Level by Origin (in Percent)

15 Session 1615 Source: Current Population Survey, March 2000, PGP-3 U S C E N S U S B U R E A U Gender Differences in Poverty by Origin (in Percent)

16 Session 1616 Source: Current Population Survey, March 2000, PGP-3 U S C E N S U S B U R E A U Citizenship of the Foreign-Born Population by Year of Entry (in Percent)


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