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Pakistani and Egyptian immigrants pledge allegiance to the United States during a citizenship swearing-in ceremony, 2004.

Pakistani and Egyptian immigrants pledge allegiance to the United States during a citizenship swearing-in ceremony, 2004.

Excerpt from "Global Philadelphia: Middle Eastern and Central Asian"

In the 20th century, new Arab immigrants and refugees arrived from Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt and Iraq. Arab Americans have created a home for themselves through the many diverse businesses established in Philadelphia. Cousin’s Supermarkets, a popular chain of grocery stores in North Philadelphia, began as the business venture of two cousins from Mukhmas, Palestine. Cousin’s Supermarkets are noted for offering a wide variety of groceries and produce, catering to a largely Latino clientele.

Link to the full Article:  < https://globalphiladelphia.org/communities/middle-eastern-and-central-asian >

Image Source: Exploring America's 'National Identity', October 07, 2004, NPR.org , < http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4074849 >

 

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