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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 around …

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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  Friends, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has been rescinded as of yesterday afternoon.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. The …

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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 in …

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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 Muslim …

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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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Five Questions About U.S. Immigration: A Fact Sheet

Posted on January 18, 2017

The new year has come, bringing with it the end of one presidential era and the start of a new one. As stated in the last NewBridges blog post, one of the most important things that Americans concerned with the well-being of …

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After the Election: How to Support the Local Immigrant Community

Posted on December 15, 2016

Many people are concerned for the immigrant community in light of the recent election results. Interacting with and advocating for immigrants are tangible ways to take a stand against the fear and hate that seem to have set the tone of many …

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Después de la elección: Informacion importante sobre inmigración

Posted on November 18, 2016

  Aquí en PuentesNuevos estamos trabajando para juntar información que podamos compartir con los de Uds que tienen preguntas después de la elección.  Decidimos hacer unos videos con instrucciones.  Este primer video es una introducción.     Sabemos que muchos jovenes que …

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