Arab Americans

Arab American Heritage Month – April, more info

About Arab Americans. Arab American communities have a long history in the United States. The diverse group includes anyone who came from or whose prior relatives came from the 22 Arabic-speaking countries in North Africa and the Middle East.

Starting in the late 19th century, immigrants from the Ottoman Empire began to migrate to the United States to find work or escape political conflicts. This immigration slowed in 1924, when the U.S. government instituted immigration quotas that prioritized people from northern and western Europe, and picked up again after 1965, when the United States got rid of this quota system.


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