Migration to Other Parts of the U.S.
from California and Hawaii, Filipinos had
spread to other parts of the United States
in search of jobs. Based on agricultural crops
and seasons, Filipino farm workers found their
way to Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Montana, North
Dakota, and even as far as New York. In summer,
thousands of Filipinos journeyed to Alaska
to work in the fishing and fish canning industries.
In 1927 about 2,869 Filipinos worked in Alaska.
This number increased to 4,210 in 1930.
reflected a different pattern of migration
compared to Hawaii and the west coast. The
earliest Filipino community in Chicago consisted
of pensionados. While many of them
completed their studies and went back to the
Philippines, there were others who opted to
remain in the city. In the 1920s the pensionados
were joined by other students, many of whom
supported themselves by finding employment
in the city. They worked in the post office
and the Pullman Company. Many intermarried
with Americans and from other ethnic groups,
thus producing mixed children.