Immigration

Immigration

Beginning the week of Nov. 21, 2012, the Connection kicks off a series about immigration, diversity and the growing population of foreign-born residents in Northern Virginia. It is a topic consistent with the original Thanksgiving story.

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Reflecting on 2020, Looking to the Future in Centreville

Centreville Immigration Forum still has more work to do.

Despite the pandemic, the nonprofit Centreville Immigration Forum (CIF) and its Centreville Labor Resource Center (CLRC) are pressing on, as best they can.

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Pavilion Fenced Off as Site for SEEC Workers in Arlington

The pavilion on South 27th Street and Shirlington Road sits empty after 20 years of serving as a meeting place for Shirlington Employment and Education Center (SEEC) workers.

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Claudia Morales Is Arlington’s 2020 Foster Parent of the Year

Arlington's foster parent program will face major need post-pandemic.

How often does a young, single, professional person have the desire and capacity to become a foster parent? Claudia Morales of Arlington did. Nine times. Morales was officially approved in 2015 to become a foster parent, and since then she has had 9 children join her family.

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More Educated, Better Paid

Foreign-born population attracted by government contracting and tech jobs.

Virginia’s foreign-born population is more educated and better paid, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis. The Richmond-based think tank points out more than 40 percent of immigrants in Virginia have a bachelor’s degree or higher. That’s a significantly higher level of education than the United States as a whole, and it’s even a bit higher than native-born Virginians.

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‘Making a Difference in the Lives of Others’

Three are honored at CIF’s annual dinner.

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Herndon-area Nonprofit Improves Lives

Grant award helps assist the most vulnerable immigrants in our community.

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2019 Reston Multicultural Festival

Naturalization Ceremony: Diversity is what makes us strong.

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250,000+ Eligible Latino Voters in Virginia

Arlandria is home to one of the largest Salvadoran communities in the country.

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Area Activists Demand: ‘Defund Hate’

Congress resumes, local protestors stand with immigrants.

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