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However, beginning in the 1920s and exploding by the 1930s, sentiment against Filipinos took a decidedly hostile turn.
Legislative testimony in California documented negative stereotypes that focused on the sexual prowess of Filipino males.
This population comprises the second wave of immigration and an important segment of the Filipino population in the United States today.
After the 1965 Immigration Act, Filipinos began arriving in the U. for education, work, and to escape the repressive political regime of President Ferdinand Marcos.
By 1930, the Filipino American population numbered 45,026.
The upsurge in deportations may partly explain the decrease in foreign-born Filipinos from 1998 to the present.
The Tydings-Mc Duffy Act of 1935 limited immigration from the Philippines by granting it independence, which reclassified Filipinos as aliens, and then limiting their immigration to 50 individuals per year.
At the start of World War II, thousands of Philippine-born Filipinos were recruited to serve in the military, especially the Navy, where they took jobs mostly as stewards and cooks.
In 2000, seven of the ten cities with the largest Filipino populations were in California. Many enlisted Filipinos were sent to bases in the U. San Diego's Filipino community is a direct outgrowth of the Naval base there.
Most grew out of social networks formed by military relationships between the Philippines and the U. More recently, economic opportunities have lured Filipinos to states like Nevada.