South Sudanese Americans are Americans of South Sudanese ancestry, or South Sudanese people who have American citizenship. South Sudanese Americans can include children born in United States to South Sudanese and Americans parents, children of parents who are both South Sudanese. According to former Amabassador Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, more than 100,000 southern Sudanese live in the US, whose ancestors emigrated from their native country in the 1980s and 1990s. Many South Sudanese have moved to the US since the 1990s as war refugees, escaping civil war in Sudan and the refugee camps in Africa; the first people who migrated to the US from South Sudan arrived in the mid-1980s as a result of the civil wars in Sudan, settling in places such as Chicago. This migration continued in the 90s, when some South Sudanese were established in other places such as Maine, Des Moines, Omaha, Nebraska. In 2000, the US Department of State decided to accept some South Sudanese into the US who were refugees of war.
In 2001 a group of young South Sudanese refugees moved to the US. They were called the Lost Boys of Sudan, a group, established that year. 3800 Lost Boys were allowed to resettle in the US in 2001. These youths mobilized the South Sudanese community of the cities, forming a South Sudanese association and increasing its visibility, they were brought children war refugees from South Sudan to parts of the US, including Michigan and Omaha, dispersed for 38 cities. So, since 2006, the largest population of South Sudanese refugees in the United States is in Omaha, which had about 7,000 people. Since the early 1990s, more than 20,000 Sudanese refugees have been resettled in the United States, with about a fifth of that population constituting the "Lost Boys", i.e. young Nuer and Dinka refugees. According to former Amabassador Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, more than 100,000 South Sudanese live in the US. Amongst them are over 30,000 refugees who were settled in the US since the war broke out in 1983, living in Omaha, where over 9,000 South Sudaneselive.
Refugees from South Sudan come from the three geographical regions: the Bahr el Ghazal, the Upper Nile, Equatoria. According to the 2000 census, the largest Sudanese communities were in New York City. Sudanese Americans communities are found in other cities such as Greensboro, North Carolina, Texas. According to the census, the states of Virginia, Maryland, Idaho and North Carolina have the largerst Sudanese populations in the US. Many Lost Boys of Sudan live in North Carolina. South Sudanese communities are found in Nebraska. In Maine live 17 Sudanese tribes Since 1997, many South Sudanese people live in Omaha, Nebraska, a city that since 2006 has had the largest South Sudanese community in the US, since it has job opportunities, a low cost of living and an established Sudanese community. Many Sudanese residents there have opened grocery stores; the number of South Sudanese refugees who emigrate to Omaha has decreased due to the official end of the civil war in Sudan as of July 2012. South Sudanese continue to travel to Omaha, because of the South Sudanese community there, as well as for labor opportunities and affordable housing.
Moreover, when the economy fell in Nebraska, many South Sudanese from there migrated to other places such as Anchorage, where about 1,000 people of South Sudanese origin live. A South Sudanese school was created there that teaches the Nuer language, so that this South Sudanese language is not lost in the US, although many South Sudanese Americans only speak English. South Sudanese refugees moved to the US fleeing the religious and political persecution and starvation which were produced by the Sudanese civil war. Many Sudanese or South Sudanese moved to America for educational and vocational opportunities or for family reunification. Although many of them had thought about returning to Sudan to fight for the political cause of South Sudan, many of them end up staying in the US permanently to send money to their families and to increase knowledge about the South Sudan situation; the "Lost Boys" were dedicated to jobs such as accounting, engineering and masonry, crop and animal husbandry and humanitarian work, education, but many South Sudanese, despite having those experiences in Sudan, had to devote to food service, hospitals and airport security.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, the Sudanese are well-educated. One-third them have a college degree and one-third attended college. Thus, some South Sudanese achieved higher U. S. labor positions. Some institutes in places like Chicago pre
Nick Kuhl born in Pasadena, Maryland is an American professional rugby union player. He plays as a full back for the Old Glory DC in Major League Rugby. Kuhl is from Pasadena and grew up playing rugby and football at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, earning All-MIAA honors for each, he went on to play for Salisbury University between 2010 and 2014 where he earned a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Allied Health Track, was a three-time Collegiate All-American. During his time as an amateur rugby player, he represented Rocky Gorge RFC and captained the Washington, D. C. Capital Selects. On 16 May 2019, Kuhl was signed by Washington, D. C.-based Old Glory DC. Intending to join Major League Rugby in 2020, Old Glory staged an exhibition campaign for May and June 2019. Kuhl started at full-back in DC's inaugural game against Ireland's Shannon RFC on Sunday 19 May, playing as Old Glory's designated kicker and slotting two of three conversions and his one penalty opportunity. On May 27, Kuhl again started at full-back for Old Glory in a heavy 70-7 defeat at home to the Scotland U20s.
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