NH's Immigration Story http://nhpr.org en Documentary: New Hampshire's Immigration Story http://nhpr.org/post/documentary-new-hampshires-immigration-story <p>NHPR presents a one-hour special that takes a look at immigration in New Hampshire.&nbsp; This program is the culmination of NHPR&rsquo;s year-long editorial initiative that has explored immigration in New Hampshire from a variety of different perspectives, from legal and legislative issues to real-world experience from a refugee family adjusting to their new life in the U.S.&nbsp; This program will give us a glimpse into New Hampshire&rsquo;s immigrant history with stories of our past that will provide context and depth for the issues and stories that are changing the face of New Hampshire Sat, 26 May 2012 15:05:32 +0000 Keith Shields 3477 at http://nhpr.org Documentary: New Hampshire's Immigration Story Teaching Refugee Students: Challenges and Rewards http://nhpr.org/post/teaching-refugee-students-challenges-and-rewards <p>As part of our year-long series on New Hampshire&#39;s Immigration Story, we&#39;ve looked at what it&#39;s like for a refugee to arrive in New Hampshire, speaking a different language, and having to learn new customs.</p><p>For young refugees who enroll in New Hampshire schools, the challenges can be even greater - and the same goes for teachers working with them.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 17:12:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 5681 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire's Immigration Story - The Anti-Russian Revolution http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshires-immigration-story-anti-russian-revolution <p>All week we are playing excerpt of the documentary, New Hampshire's Immigration Story, which airs this Friday at noon. Today, Keith Shields looks at the story of the Palmer Raids and how local and federal authorities rounded up and arrested 260 Russians, Poles and Lithuanians, all in one night in 1920</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 5473 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire's Immigration Story - The Anti-Russian Revolution New Hampshire's Immigration Story - Come to Amoskeag! http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshires-immigration-story-come-amoskeag <p>All this week, we're playing excerpts from the documentary, "New Hampshire's Immigration Story" which airs this Friday at noon. In this installment, Keith Shields looks at the growth of the Amoskeag mill and how mill owners across the state would travel overseas trying to convince new immigrants to move to the Granite state and make specialty products for their companies.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 5358 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire's Immigration Story - Come to Amoskeag! Refugees Start Fresh on the Farm http://nhpr.org/post/refugees-start-fresh-farm <p>As a farmer in Bhutan, Laxmi Narayan Mishre provided food and stability for his family.</p><p>But when ethnic tensions flared in the small Himalayan country, his land was seized.</p><p>With his wife and ten children, Mishre would spend the next two decades living in a cramped refugee camp in neighboring Nepal. Rumors swirled about a possible resettlement to America, and what life would be like here. Tue, 22 May 2012 21:31:43 +0000 Todd Bookman 5348 at http://nhpr.org Refugees Start Fresh on the Farm New Hampshire's Immigration Story - La Survivance and the Franco Americans http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshires-immigration-story-la-survivance-and-franco-americans <p>All week we're playing excerpts from the documentary, "New Hampshire's Immigration Story" which airs this Friday at noon. In this installment, Keith Shields looks at the unique story of the French Canadians and how their idea of "La Survivance" allowed them to maintain their culture as they lived in the Granite State</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 5301 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire's Immigration Story - La Survivance and the Franco Americans New Hampshire's Immigration Story - The Influence of the Irish http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshires-immigration-story-influence-irish <p>This week we wrap up our series, New Hampshire's Immigration Story with a week of stories on the immigration history of our state. In our installment, Keith Shields explores the story of our state’s first major immigrant group... the Irish</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 5227 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire's Immigration Story - The Influence of the Irish Who is American? http://nhpr.org/post/who-american <p><strong>May 24, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.</strong> &nbsp; Please join Laura Knoy and&nbsp;guest Max Latona for a special live audience event as a part of the series &quot;NH&#39;s Immigration Story&quot;. &nbsp;They will be discussing the next question in the <em>Socrates Exchange</em> series:</p><p><strong>Who is American? </strong></p> Tue, 15 May 2012 14:29:27 +0000 Laura Knoy 4817 at http://nhpr.org Who is American? Immigrant Integration in New Hampshire- The Conference http://nhpr.org/post/immigrant-integration-new-hampshire-conference <p>This past Saturday, about 200 people came together for the Immigrant Integration in New Hampshire Conference. The intent of the gathering was to highlight the positive benefits immigrants have on New Hampshire’s business and communities. It was also to share ideas on what works well for integrating new comers to the state. As part of NHPR’s ongoing series New Hampshire’s Immigration Story, I spoke with Kelly Laflamme, the Program Director of the Endowment for Health, and an organizer of the event. She said the conference brought together a diverse set of people and agencies.</p><p></p><p><object height="431" width="575"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fnhpr%2Fsets%2F72157629496092506%2Fshow%2Fwith%2F7096454741%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fnhpr%2Fsets%2F72157629496092506%2Fwith%2F7096454741%2F&amp;set_id=72157629496092506&amp;jump_to=7096454741"><param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><embed allowfullscreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fnhpr%2Fsets%2F72157629496092506%2Fshow%2Fwith%2F7096454741%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fnhpr%2Fsets%2F72157629496092506%2Fwith%2F7096454741%2F&amp;set_id=72157629496092506&amp;jump_to=7096454741" src="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="431" width="575"></object></p><p>Photos: Mary-Catherine Jones, you can view her work <a href="http://iwishiwasbobdylan.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">here.</a> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 3200 at http://nhpr.org Immigrant Integration in New Hampshire- The Conference Sildeshow: Weaving Cultures, Building Communities http://nhpr.org/post/sildeshow-weaving-cultures-building-communities <div>About 200 people attended New Hampshire&#39;s first Immigrant Integration Conference held at Saint Anselm College in Manchester on Saturday April 14. The conference&#39;s goal was to highlight the positive benefits immigrants have on New Hampshire&rsquo;s business and communities. It was also to share ideas on what works well for integrating new comers to the state.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Below are a selection of photos from the conference. The full set will appear on NHPR&#39;s <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nhpr/" target="_blank">flickr</a> channel.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><iframe frameborder="0" height="325" src="https://projeqt.com/embed/v2/24833-26203fe96be02593a0cdae60583de954/" style="border:1px solid #d3d3d3" width="525"></iframe></div><p>Photos: Mary-Catherine Jones, you can view her work<a href="http://iwishiwasbobdylan.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"> </a><a href="http:// http://iwishiwasbobdylan.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">here</a>. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:07:41 +0000 NHPR Staff 3239 at http://nhpr.org How Refugees Fuel One New Hampshire Business http://nhpr.org/post/how-refugees-fuel-one-new-hampshire-business <p>Exchange Executive Producer, Keith Shields, takes a visit to D.S. Cole Growers in Loudon, New Hampshire, an organization that uses refugees to fuel some of its workforce.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 3099 at http://nhpr.org How Refugees Fuel One New Hampshire Business The Economics of Immigration in the Granite State http://nhpr.org/post/economics-immigration-granite-state <p>We’re zeroing in on the economics of immigration in the Granite State both historically and with a look at current challenges.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 3074 at http://nhpr.org The Economics of Immigration in the Granite State Richard Herman & The Economic Argument For Immigration http://nhpr.org/post/richard-herman-economic-argument-immigration <p>Richard Herman argues that immigration is a boon to the national economy.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 3039 at http://nhpr.org Richard Herman & The Economic Argument For Immigration Mark Krikorian & The Economic Argument Against Immigration http://nhpr.org/post/mark-krikorian-economic-argument-against-immigration <p>Mark Krikorian argues that immigration is a drain on our modern economy.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 3037 at http://nhpr.org Mark Krikorian & The Economic Argument Against Immigration Opponents Blast Refugee Moratorium Bill http://nhpr.org/post/opponents-blast-refugee-moratorium-bill <p>&nbsp;</p><h2>A bill that would allow communities to ask for a one-year moratorium on refugee resettlement has made it to a Senate Committee, but&nbsp;critics of the bill are piling up. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:49:48 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 3042 at http://nhpr.org Opponents Blast Refugee Moratorium Bill