West Indian immigration

West Indians are of mixed racial and ethnic background.

Vietnamese immigration

There were virtually no Vietnamese in North America prior to the Vietnam War (1964–75).

Ukrainian immigration

Ukrainian immigration to Canada represented the largest of any ethnic group from eastern Europe, and the Ukrainians in Canada are one of the few ethnic groups with a larger absolute population than their counterparts in the United States.

Turkish immigration

Turkish immigration to North America, apart from large numbers of students, has remained relatively small. It has been supplemented, however, by a growing number of resident refugees or asylum seekers.

Trinidadian and Tobagonian immigration

Two simultaneous ethnic migrations—one black and one Asian Indian—occurred from Trinidad and Tobago beginning in the mid-1960s.

Tibetan immigration

Tibetans form one of the smallest immigrant communities in both the United States and Canada;

Thai immigration

Most Thai Americans are the product of the revised regulations under the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 and the U.S. presence in Vietnam.

Taiwanese immigration

Taiwan did not become an independent country until 1949. As one of the West’s staunchest allies in the cold war after 1945, Taiwan has enjoyed a special relationship with the United States, including both diplomatic and military assistance in its conflict with the Communist People’s Republic of China.

Swiss immigration

The Swiss were among the earliest non-British or non- French European settlers in both the United States and Canada, with a substantial immigration during the 18th century.

Swedish immigration

Though Swedes settled in North America as early as 1638, the great period of Swedish migration was between 1870 and 1914.

Sri Lankan immigration

Most Sri Lankans in the United States and Canada are professionals or come from professional backgrounds and thus have done relatively well economically.

Spanish immigration

Significant elements of Spanish culture represent one of the major strands of the American social fabric.

Soviet immigration

Emigration from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR; Soviet Union) was, for most of its history (1917–91), forbidden.

South Asian immigration

Most early studies of immigration to the United States and Canada treated all the peoples of South Asia as a single category, including immigrants from more than a dozen ethnic groups who inhabited British India prior to 1947.

Slovenian immigration

Throughout most of its history, Slovenia was governed by the Germanic Austrians or the Serb-dominated state of Yugoslavia. In 1991, Slovenia won its independence, making it one of the newest countries in the world.

Slovakian immigration

Emerging from the nationalist democratic movements of the late 1980s and early 1990s, Slovakia is one of the newest countries in the world.