10 Facts About Pakistani American


Pakistani American'storically pre-dating the modern state of Pakistan, Muslims from the British Raj immigrated in waves starting in 1902 to the west coast, most notably in Yuba City, California, in search of jobs in mining and logging.

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The Pakistani American community are prevalent in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New England, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Seattle, Virginia, Washington, D C, Wisconsin and Utah.

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Some largest Pakistani markets are in New York City, Central New Jersey, Washington, D C, Chicago, Dallas and Houston.

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In recent times, Pakistani American Zoroastrians have come to the United States mainly from the cities of Lahore and Karachi.

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Pakistani American community is said to be philanthropic, research shows that in the year 2002 the community gave close to US$1 Billion in philanthropic activities .

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Since the second wave of immigration in 1965, the Pakistani American community has not been politically inclined, but this is changing, with the community starting to contribute funds to their candidates of choice in both parties, and running for elected office in districts with large Pakistani American populations.

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In recent times, Pakistani American candidates have run for the state senate in districts of such city boroughs as Brooklyn, New York.

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Pakistani American's policies alienated Muslims at home and abroad, and Pakistanis were no exception.

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Former Pakistan diplomat Mohammed Sadiq helped establish the internship program at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington, D C Mr Sadiq helped the Pakistani American community organize and launch the Pakistan Caucus in Capitol Hill.

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The relationship between the U S and Pakistani governments in the past few decades has not been very close, and the Pakistani American community has benefited from this American interest in the country of their origin.

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