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IIR's Immigrant Stories Project Adds Afghanistan!

IIR's Immigrant Stories Project Adds Afghanistan!

The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) is proud to announce that The Immigrant Stories Project has added Afghanistan. We now have six countries of origin. The Immigrant Stories webpage now includes a new fact sheet and analysis of immigrants from Afghanistan living in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metro areas. The Afghan story also includes an interview with Nasreen, a refugee from Afghanistan and George Mason University graduate. She came to the United States following the Russian invasion in the late 1970s and arrived in California when she was 18 years old. Now she lives in the DC metro area and has written a book about her life.

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U.S. to Admit Fewest Refugees Since 1980

U.S. to Admit Fewest Refugees Since 1980

A new article from the IIR discusses U.S. refugee admissions. On November 1, 2019, the Trump administration released the Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for FY 2020 when the United States will admit up to 18,000 refugees – marking a historic low and threatening to further shrink the refugee resettlement program. In the first month of FY 2019, the U.S. received zero refugees, which had never happened in the thirty years that the resettlement program has existed.

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Life Along the U.S.-Mexico Border in 2019

Life Along the U.S.-Mexico Border in 2019

What is life like along the southern border in today's political climate? Professor Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera went to the border to find out. Hear the border expert discuss her travels along the border on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd.

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Immigrant Stories Project Adds Pakistan

Immigrant Stories Project Adds Pakistan

The Immigrant Stories Project includes information about immigrants from Pakistan living in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metro areas. In addition to a fact sheet and analysis, there is also a new inspirational interview with a Pakistani immigrant.

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