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Our 9 month series, New Hampshire's Immigration Story explored just that... the vast history of who came to New Hampshire, when they came, why they came, the challenges they faced once they landed on Granite State soil and the contributions that they brought to our state. The Exchange, Word of Mouth, and our News Department looked at the issue of immigration from its first arrivals to the newest refugees calling New Hampshire home.We saw how immigration affects our economy, health care, education system, culture and our current system of law. We also looked at what's going on in New Hampshire today, as we uncovered the groups, societies and little known people who are making an impact all over the state.Funding for NH's Immigration Story is brought to you in part by: New Hampshire Humanities Council, Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation, The Gertrude Couch Trust0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff89e10000

Syrian Refugee Crisis: N.H. Reacts

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As migrants from Syria and other countries pour into Europe, President Obama says the United States will take ten thousand. And so Americans are watching and considering our own capacity to take in refugees, and other ways to address the root problems that are driving so many people out their home countries.

GUESTS:

  • Nadia Alawa – founder and president ofNuDay Syria, a local nonprofit that focuses on empowerment and help with dignity to Syria's mothers and children. She is Syrian-American with Danish roots.
  • Anita Fabos - Associate Professor of International Development and Social Change at Clark University. Her research is focused on refugees and forced migrants, especially in the Middle East and Africa.  
  • Amy Marchildon - director of services for new Americans for Ascentria Care Alliance in Concord.

CALLOUT:

  • Pat Long - Democratic Alderman from Mancheser
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