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 its sixth profile. We've added immigrants from Afghanistan.

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 with Nasreen, who was born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan. During the Russian-Afghan War of 1970-1989, Nasreen's family was threatened and she left the country. She arrived in California when she was 18 years old. She eventually came to George Mason University and received a Bachelor's degree and then worked for a major international non-governmental organization. 

Nasreen was interviewed by IIR graduate research assistant Eirini Giannaraki in the fall of 2019. They spoke about her life before migrating, her reasons for leaving Afghanistan, and her current life and views on immigrants in the United States. 

The Immigrant Stories Project aims to provide essential information regarding immigrant populations in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland metro areas by combining data and personal stories. In addition to Pakistan, the project includes stories and data on immigrants from Bolivia, the Caribbean, Korea, and India. Additional countries of origin will be included in the future.

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Visit our website, www.iir.gmu.edu, for more data and analysis of immigrants and immigration in the United States.