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12th Annual Taste of the World

Posted on January 29, 2018

Taste of the World 2018 Join us on Saturday, March 17th, 2018 for an evening of food, decor, and music from around the world, this year with special emphasis on the countries of the Caribbean. We hope to see you there! Taste …

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Importance of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and who is affected

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  TPS, which means Temporary Protected Status, has been in the news a lot lately. The following is an explanation of the significant impact resulting from changes that were announced recently for persons from particular countries that have this status. Persons present …

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Welcoming New Staff

Posted on November 22, 2017

Over the summer months, we have made two wonderful additions to the NewBridges IRC family. Welcome to Julio Reyes Flores and Ricardo Mazariegos! They have both happily written about themselves, so please enjoy their self-introduction below. We are so blessed to have crossed …

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We’re Glad You’re Our Neighbor: Practice Wisdom With Immigrants in the Harrisonburg Area

Posted on September 21, 2017

  In recent months, immigrants, refugees, and the individuals that support them have faced significant challenges posed by this presidential administration. Despite harsh rhetoric and politically motivated moves, it is important to focus on the positive actions that are being taken daily …

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DACA Donations

Posted on September 6, 2017

  Friends, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has been rescinded as of yesterday afternoon. We are able to help select DACA recipients apply for their 2-year renewal by October 5. The US Department of Homeland Security fees for DACA renewal applications …

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A Brief History of Immigration in Harrisonburg

Posted on June 1, 2017

  The Shenandoah Valley has been a cultural crossroads for thousands of years. The biodiverse climate has supported a multitude of people groups from hunter-gatherers in the Archaic age to Native American tribes who resided in the area until the early 1700s. …

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Harrisonburg International Food Guide

Posted on March 6, 2017

  There is no shortage of ethnic food here in Harrisonburg–from Mexican tiendas to Kurdish cafes, there are an abundance of options. If you want to try new delicious cuisines, check out our comprehensive guide of all the international restaurants, stores, and food trucks …

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No Matter Where You’re From

Posted on February 22, 2017

Over the past year, you may have noticed tricolored yard signs around the Harrisonburg area. They boast a message of welcome, “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor,” in three different languages: Spanish, English, and Arabic. Over time, …

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A Response to President Trump’s Immigration Orders

Posted on February 6, 2017

  On January 27, 2017 at 4:42pm,  President Trump signed an executive order halting all refugee resettlement for 120 days (with occasional exceptions for religious minorities), barring Syrian refugees from entering the country indefinitely, and temporarily banning everyone, including refugees, from seven …

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Save the Date: 11th Annual Taste of the World

Posted on February 2, 2017

Have you ever wanted to travel to Southern Asia, but never had the chance? Do you love international cuisine? Are you passionate about supporting local organizations? Do you have a heart for the immigrant community in the Shenandoah Valley? If you answered …

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