Skip to content Largest U.S. refugee group struggling with poverty 45 years after resettlement

One of the key findings is that across the country, nearly 1.1 million Southeast Asian Americans are low-income, and about 460,000 live in poverty.

Southeast Asian Americans account for 2.5 million of the U.S. population and 14 percent of the Asian American population, according to the report.

The U.S. lacked a unified refugee resettlement system when Southeast Asian refugees began coming to the U.S. in the 1970s, the report’s authors wrote.

As a result of continued socioeconomic security, Southeast Asian Americans struggle with housing instability, according to the report.

When it came to health, the report found that Southeast Asian Americans are less likely to have health insurance compared to the average population and Asian Americans overall.

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