Why are there so few Indonesian immigrants in America?
November 2, 2013 12:17 PM Subscribe
Why are there so few Indonesian immigrants in the USA?
posted by jason's_planet to society & culture (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
According to the most recent figures I've been able to find on Wikipedia, we have three million people of Chinese ancestry, one million people of Japanese ancestry, and three million people of Phillipine ancestry living in the United States.
The figure for people of Indonesian background: 95,270.
Why is this? Why hasn't the US been able to attract more people from Indonesia? Is it a lack of historical ties? Do they prefer not to immigrate? Are other countries more attractive (for whatever reasons?)
Many thanks in advance.