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A New Cooking Class Concept: Immigrants Open Their Kitchens

November 24, 2015

Lisa Gross was raised on the cuisine of her grandmother’s native Korea. Growing up, when she came home from school, her halmoni would give her a snack of salt- and sesame-sprinkled rice. Dinners were made of Korean miso soup called Doenjang Guk, sautéed Korean beef, and multiple kinds of pungent kimchee, which her grandmother fermented…

Latinos More Tuned In to 2016 Elections Than 2012 Race: New Poll

November 23, 2015

Latinos are paying closer attention to the 2016 election than they were to the 2012 race and they are linking candidates’ support for immigration reform to their economic opportunity, a Latino Decisions poll for the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) finds. The poll of registered Latino voters released Thursday found that when asked if…

Why Immigrant Women Make Great Entrepreneurs

November 18, 2015

Starting a company is a lot like immigrating to America, says Nikki Barua: “You need to adapt to survive.” Barua, who is the founder and CEO BeyondCurious, an agency that creates mobile experiences for companies, has firsthand knowledge of both experiences. Born and raised in India, she set her sights on moving abroad early on….

Our View: Immigration Reform Key to Magic Valley Growth

November 16, 2015

Don’t expect Congress to take up immigration reform any time soon – probably not until we have a new president, U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson told the Times-News editorial board last week. That’s devastating news to thousands of workers and employers in the Magic Valley, who literally can no longer afford to wait. As we reported…

Immigrants in Iowa, Host State of Tonight’s Democratic Debate

November 13, 2015

On Saturday night, the Democratic candidates will meet for the second primary debate (#DemDebate) in Des Moines, Iowa. Ahead of the debate, here are a few facts about Iowa’s immigrant population. Although Iowa’s foreign-born community is relatively small – representing just 4.5 percent of the state’s population – this group grew by 52 percent between…

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