Burmese students at the home page of Indiana-Purdue University
Burmese students at the home page of Indiana-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana (Picture from the university's home page)
Fort Wayne has a vast number of Burmese, who fled Burma in 1989 after government cracked down the student-led uprising. Most of the people there are ex-student leaders. Some are ethnic mionrities along the Thai-Burma border, who got accepted as political refugees by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). Some of them are US visa lottery winners. Some just migrated to the States to have better lives.