Immigrants

Kazi Mannan in restaurant kitchen stirring big pot (© Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Restaurant owner feeds the homeless, hosts iftars

The Sakina Halal Grill serves everyone who walks through the door, even if they can’t pay. During Ramadan, its owner also hosts iftars for the homeless.
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United in support for Venezuela [video]

The international community is working to support the Venezuelan people. Some countries are also hosting those who have fled.
Gerybel Torres and Manuel Barroeta sitting in room (State Dept.)video

Venezuelan journalists describe persecution [video]

Journalists Manuel Barroeta and Gerybel Torres describe the persecution they faced while living in Venezuela but express hope for the future of the country.
Illustration of man reading book with U.S.-flag bookmark (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Americans see the world through literature in translation

Americans’ interest in what’s happening in the rest of the world is reflected in their growing appetite for foreign literature.
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Hollywood: Still a magnet for worldwide talent

Actors and filmmakers from Poland to Taiwan have contributed to the world's first and most profitable film industry, centered in Hollywood, California.
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The U.S. response to the global compact on migration

The United States and other countries as diverse as Australia and Hungary are opposing a U.N. proposal on migration. Read why the U.S. acted this way.
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2019 class of U.S. Rhodes Scholars prepares for Oxford

Meet a few of the 32 U.S. students elected as 2019 Rhodes Scholars. Nearly half are immigrants or first-generation Americans; 21 are women.
Man on left standing in restaurant and man on right sitting in restaurant (State Dept./David A. Peterson)

Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal brings hope

Learn what a recent peace accord between Ethiopia and Eritrea means for two businessmen hailing from each country and now living in the Washington area.
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Meet a history-making White House executive chef

In the 13 years that Cristeta Comerford has served as White House executive chef, she has seen — and made — history along the way. Learn more about her.