High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yemeni Americans are citizens of the United States of Yemeni ancestry. ALthough it is unknown when Yemenis first arrived, it is believed that Yemenis were immigrating to the U.S. After 1869, and are recorded in the 1890s. SOme Yemenis gained U.S. Citizenship by fighting in World War I and WW 2. YEmenis immigrants settled in existing Lebanese communities in cities like New York. THey were outcast as Muslims, as the Lebanese communities were predominately Christian, as were Syrian and Palestinian communities. AFter becoming situated, many Yemenis traveled westward for better job opportunities. THey worked in factories in the Midwest and on farms in the San Joaquin Valley in California. THere are also American Jews of Yemeni ancestry, mostly whose parents or ancestors came to the U.S. Via Israel. LArge Yemeni communities exist in cities such as Brooklyn; Buffalo, New York; Dearborn, Michigan and Oakland, California. ACcording to the 2000 US Census Bureau, there are 11,683 Yemenis in the United States.