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Success Stories, Calls to Action Discussed at Panel on Immigration

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Success Stories, Calls to Action Discussed at Panel on Immigration

Columbus’ American immigrant population grew by almost a quarter between 2007 and 2012. Foreign-born citizens now make up more than 10 percent of the city’s workforce, and more than 15 percent of the high-tech labor sector. On Wednesday, a panel of speakers, mediated by Guadalupe Velasquez, Assistant Director for the Community Relations Commission and New Americans […]

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WOSU’s ‘Columbus Neighborhoods’ Series to Continue

Brent Warren Brent Warren WOSU’s ‘Columbus Neighborhoods’ Series to Continue

Originally developed as part of Columbus’ bicentennial celebration (which officially concluded earlier this week), WOSU announced plans today to extend it’s documentary series on the history of Columbus neighborhoods.  Six additional communities will be featured through 2015: The South Side Clintonville Worthington Bexley The Tri-Villages (Upper Arlington, Marble Cliff, and Grandview Heights) ‘New Americans’ (a […]


Enforcement turns up heat on illegal immigrants

Walker Evans Walker Evans

  The Dispatch wrote Tougher enforcement turns up heat on illegal immigrants  Sunday, September 7, 2008 BY JILL RIEPENHOFF AND STEPHANIE CZEKALINSKI The young woman climbed into a van with a man she had paid $6,500 to take her out of El Salvador and smuggle her into the United States. Destination? Columbus, where her brothers […]


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