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  1. Introduction.
  2. The Vietnamese minority.
  3. The motivations of the Vietnamese.
  4. Illegal immigration.
  5. The Vietnamese.
    1. Arrival with their whole family.
    2. Living in big cities and in smaller Polish villages.
    3. The working qualities of the Vietnamese.
    4. The Vietnamese as traditional immigrants.
    5. Economic niches.
    6. Taking advantage of their stay in Poland.
  6. The relations between the Vietnamese and the Polish.
  7. The main immigration minority in Poland.
  8. Conclusion.
  9. Bibliography.

"We have been living here for thirty years. It was a nice and quiet place. Now, we have all those people coming from somewhere we do not know" . Those people ?coming from somewhere we do not know ? are in fact the Vietnamese immigrants who came with the new wave of immigration of the 90's, and those words were delivered by Maria DOMOSIEWICZ, a ?basic? Polish citizen living in the village of Mrokow. This formerly 300-inhabitant-village has recently undergone the installation of dozens, even hundreds of Vietnamese citizens, attracted by the arrival of a commercial centre next to the village. This example may look anecdotic, but it embodies a new phenomenon as far as the minorities in Poland are concerned: the brand new development of a Vietnamese minority. The Vietnamese minority is, in my mind, one of the most interesting minorities to study in Poland.

[...] to see how the Vietnamese cope with this non official status when some minorities have access to television, and education in their own language. Moreover, Poland is a country with a specific kind of minority: minorities generally come from the neighbouring countries, notably, because of the entanglement with the boundaries, the ex-members of the communist bloc, or from traditional ethnic and regional minorities, the Tatars for instance. However, Poland does not have an immigration like those of the Western Europe countries: an immigration made of citizens of Africa, Asia, Southern America, generally coming from the former colonies of Spain, France, United Kingdom or Germany. [...]

[...] On the other hand, most of the Vietnamese community's members have been living in Poland for a short period; they arrived throughout the 1990's until nowadays They were attracted, like the inhabitants of Mrokow (cf introduction), by the rapid development of Polish business, by the opening of new industries, and by the need of cheapest workforce than the Polish one. Nonetheless, they encounter now quite a lot of problems, notably because of the difficult economic situation, and their insufficient knowledge of Polish. [...]

[...] The Vietnamese minority is the main immigration minority in Poland: it is definitely a force Poland will have to take into account in the next years, because of their number and because of their economic clout in some parts of business. Thus, it will be interesting to see the «capacity of absorption» of Poland as far as the Vietnamese are concerned: the economic integration of the Vietnamese is now in process; however, their social integration is not achieved now. Even though some important members of the community begin to take part in the Polish social life, the Vietnamese community has a strong network of political, social and cultural associations. [...]

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