The World is collecting stories about immigrants' first days in the US. It's a project inspired by the South Asian American Digital Archive. Here is a submission from Hossain Zaré Khiabani. He's from Iran and moved to San Francisco in 1986.
Reporter Jill Replogle, of the public radio collaboration Fronteras Desk, follows up with a family from Iraq who moved to San Diego as refugees six months ago. Now, Replogle finds that some members of the family are struggling to adjust to their new life.
Turns out, Juan Rodriguez was the first non-Indian immigrant to settle in Manhattan. But he wasn't Dutch or English. Rather, he was from what is now the Dominican Republic. Reporter Von Diaz gets the back story on this little-known historical character.
For the past decade, research has found that depression disproportionately affects the children of immigrant parents. One reason is the difficulties adjusting to life in America. But why are depression rates for Latinas higher than anyone else?
With thousands sitting behind bars in America's immigration detention centers, some immigrant advocates, including many undocumented immigrants, are reaching out, setting up formal, and informal, visitation programs.
Community colleges are a huge gateway to higher education for migrants and refugees in the US. Immigrant students face similar challenges to their non-immigrant peers, but they juggle additional pressures as well, related to language, culture and navigating life in a new land.