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The African countries with the highest numbers of immigrants obtaining legal permanent residency in 2002 were Nigeria and Ethiopia.
In 2002, 8,129 immigrants from Nigeria obtained permanent resident status, followed by Ethiopia with 7,574, Egypt with 4,875, Somalia with 4,537, and Ghana with 4,256, according to the Department of Homeland Security Office of Immigration Statistics.

There are over 1 million African foreign born in the United States.
According to the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey (see related article), there were 1.0 million African foreign born residing in the United States in 2002.

The African foreign born make up 3 percent of the total foreign-born population.
Of the 33.0 million foreign born in the United States in 2002, 1.0 million or 3 percent were from Africa.

The largest group of African foreign born in the United States, by region of Africa, is made up of people from Western Africa.
Of the 1.0 million African foreign born, 35 percent were from Western Africa, followed by 26 percent from Eastern Africa, 20 percent from Northern Africa, 7 percent from Southern Africa, and less than 3 percent from Middle Africa, according to the 2002 American Community Survey (see Table 1 and Box 1).

Only one in every three African immigrants is a naturalized citizen.
According to the US Census Bureau, 34 percent of all African foreign born were naturalized citizens in 2002, while 66 percent were non-citizens..

Effects of Immigration on the Santa Clara County and California economies

  • 593, 683 total immigrants live in Santa Clara County.
  • In 1990 immigrants made up:
  • 25% of total Silicon Valley's Work Force
  • 30% of high tech workers
  • 32% of Scientists & Engineers in high-tech


SELECTED SILICON VALLEY COMPANIES FOUNDED BY IMMIGRANTS

  • Hotmail
  • Intel
  • JDS Uniphase
  • Sanmina Corp.
  • Solectron
  • SunMicro Systems
  • Yahoo

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U.S. House of
Representatives Roll
Call Votes 111th
Congress -
2nd Session (2010)

U.S. SENATE ROLL CALL VOTES 111TH CONGRESS - 2ND SESSION (2010) STATE AND LOCAL GOVERMENT

EAC on the NEWS

S. 3757

Support for Democracy and Human Rights in Ethiopia Act of 2010

S.3757 -- Support for Democracy and Human Rights in Ethiopia Act of 2010 (Introduced in Senate - IS)

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S. 3757

  • Title: Support for Democracy and Human Rights in Ethiopia Act of 2010
  • Sponsor: Sen Feingold, Russell D. [WI] (introduced 8/5/2010) Cosponsors (1) Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT]
  • Latest Major Action: 8/5/2010 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Testimony to the House Subcommitteon Africa on Ethiopia's Troubled Internal Situation

Ethiopian-American Community in Maryland Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett Upcoming Montgomery County Elections

“I am an Ethiopian.” Those were the opening words from Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett as he delivered the keynote speech at the Ethiopian Battle of Adwa Commemoration Ceremony held recently, for a standing-room-only audience, in Silver Spring, Maryland. The ceremony was sponsored and organized by the Ethiopian-Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA). Ethiopian Read More

Ethiopian-American Council Endorses Ike Leggett for Reelection

Tadias Magazine News Update Published: Friday, March 28th, 2014 New York (TADIAS) — The Ethiopian-American Council (EAC) announced their endorsement of Ike Leggett for reelection as Maryland’s Montgomery County Executive. Mr. Leggett, a Democrat, is running for a third term. In a statement EAC said the group is throwing “its full support [behind] the re-election Read More

Ethiopian Regime Detained Opposition Party Leader, Terrorized Semayawi Party Members

Silver Spring, Maryland, March 23 – Just before boarding time last Friday night, airport personnel told Mr. Yikal Getnet that he was to report to a Tigrayan Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) officer at Bole Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mr. Getnet, chairperson of the rising Ethiopian opposition Semayawi Party, was leaving Ethiopia to attend a Young Read More

Greeting From Congressman Michael M. Honda to the Ethiopian American Council

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To celebrate the Ethiopian New Year

August 21, 2013 San Jose, California – To celebrate the Ethiopian New Year and to honor the Ethiopian flag, the leaders and members of the Ethiopian American Council (EAC) are encouraging all Ethiopians, Ethiopian-Americans, and their friends and families to join them at the Ninth Annual Ceremonial Ethiopian Flag Raising at New City Hall of Read More

Ethiopian-Americans Celebrate a New Year by Honoring a Flag and a Heritage

    San Jose, California – August 20, 2012  To honor the heritage of the Ethiopian-American community of San Jose and to extend thanks to three organizations who have served that community, The Eighth Annual Ceremonial Ethiopian Flag Raising will be held at San Jose New City Hall on Monday, September 10th 2012, at 11:45 Read More

Free Media for Ethiopia

August 11, 2012 Ethiopians to Forgo Food for Freedom of the Press Washington, D.C. – Free Media for Ethiopia, an activist group fighting for freedom of the press in that nation on the Horn of Africa, is organizing a 72-hour hunger strike to be held in Lafayette Square starting at noon on Friday, August 17. Read More

Young Ethiopian Activist Turns to Self-Immolation Death becomes preferable to a life without justice and liberty under PM Meles.

Regime Isolates Town, Cuts Phone Lines “Death is preferable than a life without justice and liberty… .” Those were the words on the lips of young Yenesew Gebre as he set himself ablaze at a public meeting that was being held in Waka Town in Ethiopia in hopes of settling some severe differences between the indigenous people Read More

Two Popular Figures Detained as Corrupt Ethiopian Regime Continues Arrests to Forestall Rebellion

More important opposition party leaders, journalists, and others popular with the people of Ethiopia were arrested earlier this week. Popular Ethiopians Enskinder Nega and Andulalem Andargie Handcuffed, Jailed The Ethiopian American Council (EAC) regrets to recount that the renowned Ethiopian journalist Enskinder Nega and Andulalem Andargie, the popular vice president of Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ), Read More

Ethiopian-Americans Celebrate a New Year by Honoring a Flag and a Heritage

flag2 San Jose, California – August 20, 2011 To celebrate the Ethiopian New Year and to honor the Ethiopian flag, leaders and members of the Ethiopian Americans Council (EAC) are encouraging all Ethiopians, Ethiopian-Americans, and their friends and families to join them at the Seventh Annual Ceremonial Ethiopian Flag Raising at New City Hall of San Jose on Thursday, September Read More