The most encouraging front-page headline I’ve seen in the New York Times in a long time was this, from Labor Day. It was on a story by Miriam Jordan and Jennifer Steinhauer, and…
Erie Celebrates World Refugee Day with New Film, Publishes Directory of Refugee-Owned Businesses
Idealistic people from outside America's borders have continually prompted the country to live up to its own ideals; an example from Erie.
'New Americans' in the Rust Belt
Words and stories from the towns where the newest Americans live
Deb Fallows has a new post up, about what’s actually involved in settling immigrants from Syria—or Somalia or Congo or Bhutan—in the American cities that have taken the lead in…
The people of Erie, Pennsylvania, have welcomed immigrants and refugees, and believe that their town is better off for having done so.
Not the America I Have Seen
A documentary about small towns and immigration produced for the American Futures project.
What does it mean to spend years as a Syrian refugee and then land in a brand new life in Erie, Pennsylvania?
"We're a port of entry 1,000 miles from the border."
A refugee finding a new life.
A school district of 60 different languages and cultures.